Category: Kids Valentine Ideas

These kids valentine ideas will inspire you to send the cutest greeting, snap the most adorable photo, or give the most unique valentine to a classmate.

Let’s face it – 2020 was a tough year. And unfortunately, the winter of 2021 is shaping up to be equally hard. But – if there’s one bright spot about the pandemic, it’s seeing all the special ways people have come together while staying apart.

From dropping surprise treats on doorsteps to reading bedtime stories over Facetime, we’ve learned how to adapt and bring joy to those we love by connecting in ways outside of the box.

We see one very sweet holiday on the horizon that’s sure to get more love than ever! Valentine’s Day is going to look different this year, but sending wishes of love is about to get a lot more fun.

Snap a photo and create a Valentine’s Day card from yourself, your kids or heck, even your dog! Our newest Valentine’s Day cards were designed with Covid in mind and let you send a little socially-distanced love from coast-to-coast.

1. Air Hugs  

Until there are real hugs, there are air hugs! Add a cute photo to this pandemic Valentine card to create a greeting that will have everyone feeling the love.

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2. In Our Hearts  

Commemorate the winter of 2021 with this super-heartfelt Valentine’s Day card. The phrase “6 feet apart but still in our hearts” is displayed next to your own family photo. On the inside of this folded card you can add even more photos and a custom letter to your loved ones.

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3. Distanced Love  

This February, send a little love from a distance with this cute Covid-themed card. There’s really no better greeting for 2021 than “sending (socially distanced) hugs and kisses”, right?

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4. Love is All

A little sparkle is always welcome, especially this year! This cute Valentine’s Day card brings all the feels with the phrase “all you need is love” stamped in real metallic foil.

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5. Big Squishy Hugs

Don’t we all wish we could give REAL squishy hugs and slobbery kisses?! Everyone’s gonna love this totally adorable photo card.

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6. Just Love

The world could use a little more love right now and this design is a sweet reminder. The quote “what the world needs now is love” accompanies your cute little ones on this beautiful Valentine’s card.

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Happy Valentine’s Day, all! xoxo


Valentine’s Day is drawing near and we’re feeling the love! Here at Pear Tree, we collectively have, well, many school-age children and we cannot wait to personalize our newest Valentine Classroom Cards for our own little sweethearts. We hope you and yours will adore them too!

  1. Magical Unicorn Valentine
    The unicorn-obsession is holding strong and this mini card is bursting with rainbow love and wishes for a magical day. Bonus points if you have a photo of your child sporting a unicorn-themed outfit to add to the backside!


  1. XOXO Valentine
    Say it simply and sweetly with and little X and O style. The mauve, blush, rose, red and palette on this Valentine Card compliment your mini cupid oh-so-adrorably!


  1. Photo Friend Bookmark Valentine
    Fit for a bookworm, this bookmark Valentine pulls double-duty and will be used long after the 14th! Change the colors and message to suit your Valentine’s style.


  1. Out of This World
    Friends will love this Valentine to infinity and beyond! Spaced-themed, with room for a photo and personalized message, this design will rocket its way into your little one’s heart.


  1. XOXO – Valentine Glowstick Holders
    These are going to be such a hit with classmates! Literally glowing with style, these glow stick holder Valentines feature a photo of your child and pre-cut holes for a glow stick.


  1. Happy Heart Day
    Valentine’s Day is all about love and friendship! Deliver a message the exudes both with this classic little style. You can even update the colors to match the photo for a custom-cutie!


  1. Llama Fun Valentine
    It’s all about llamas, llamas, llamas! Tell their friend they’re a llama-fun with a bright and cheery Valentine card.

Valentine’s Day is all about love and friendship but giving Valentines to classmates is an awesome opportunity to encourage kids to be extra kind to each other. Here are 3 Steps to a “Be Kind Valentine’s Day.”

  1. Have a conversation. Lead by example and tell children you’re choosing to treat Valentine’s Day as a day to show extra kindness to others and give extra compliments. You would like them to do the same and valentines are just one way to do that.
  2. Make sure everyone in your child’s classroom get valentines whether they’re a good friend, kind of a friend or not a friend at all. Be kind means be kind to everyone, especially the kids they don’t know very well.
  3. Give everybody equally awesome valentines. Sure, your child can give out special cards to best friends before or after school but the valentines they give out in the classroom should make every child feel awesome.

Here are our Top 5 Valentines that Encourage Kindness, and all five are great options for boys and girls!

Be Kind Classroom Valentine Cards
This cute valentine is straight to the point and sends a subtle message that being kind is on trend and “cool.”

Happy Heart Day Classroom Valentine Cards
A simple but friendly valentine that starts with a photo and custom message you and your child can create together.

Best Qualities Classroom Valentine Cards
An interactive valentine where kids get to check the quality they like most about the recipient, or check them all!

Sea of Love Classroom Valentine Cards
So clever, this valentine shows that a school has all kinds of different kids and that’s exactly what makes it a great place.

Wild Jungle Classroom Valentine Cards
Sometimes being kind is just encouraging everyone to have an awesome day and this super fun valentine does exactly that!

Kids don’t often get to have much input into Mom’s purchases, but for the valentines they hand out at school, they love to make the decision. Kids feel that their valentines say a lot about them, and we agree. It’s all about matching your child’s personality and the things they love to the right card. We’ve grouped these kids’ valentine card ideas so all you have to do is match the kids to the cards!

The Glitter Girl
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The Superhero
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The Animal Lover
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Valentine’s Day is less than one month away and with that comes shelves full of heart-shaped candy and bulk Valentine’s Day cards. Pear Tree Greetings wants to share our top 10 kids valentine ideas to give you new valentine card ideas + non-candy treat ideas for February 14th. (Each of the gifts below were purchased from Target and all were affordable to give to a classroom.)

1. Coloring Cards + Markers
We offer adorable coloring cards for your child to hand out to friends personalized with his or her name. And, what perfect gift goes better with these than heart-shaped markers?! (Markers sold as pack of two in dollar section at Target)
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2. Photo Booth Valentines + Play-Doh
These colorful photo booth Kids Valentine’s Day Cards are great for handing out to friends at school. Pair it with bright and fun Play-Doh and it makes a wonderful valentine for classmates to enjoy! (Play-Doh sold in toy aisle; 15 colors for $4.99)
Top 10 Kids Valentine Ideas: Photo Booth Valentines + Play-Doh #peartreegreetings #valentinesdayideas

3. Whooo’s Your Valentine + Whooo’ing Owls
Whooo’s Your Valentine is such an adorable card, but what makes it even cuter is adding a little owl as a gift. These DIY owls are a fun, mess-free craft idea the kids will love! They add another personalized touch to this year’s valentine. (Sold as 5-pack at Target for $5.)
Top 10 Kids Valentine Ideas: Dino-Mite Valentine + Dinos #peartreegreetings #valentinesdayideas

Free Valentine's Day Printable

Pear Tree Greetings has another oh-so adorable free Valentine’s Day printable for you! Included in the printable is: bunting, toppers and dangles that are perfect to decorate the home, office or classroom. See how we used it in a photo shoot for this year’s Valentine’s Day cards! It’s fun for both parents and kids to put together. Get your free Valentine’s Day printable here.Free Valentine's Day Printable

Valentine's Day Photo Ideas

We invited a bunch of kids to Pear Tree for a photo shoot, and created this video so we could show you some fun photography tips for Valentine’s Day that you can recreate at home. We had the kids dress in Valentine’s Day colors of pink and red, then created three different white backdrops that would make them stand out. Then we put the photos in our favorite new Valentine’s Day cards to see how they’d look!

V-Day Banner Wall
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Watch this! Valentine's Day Photo Ideas #peartreegreetings #valentinesdayideasWe chose a blank white wall and draped a simple banner across the top, made from our free Valentine’s Day printable. Set a chair or fluffy rug in front of it for kids to sit on and you’ve got yourself a set for the photo shoot. Props like heart-shaped suckers are sure to bring smiles. 

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Valentine's Day Photo Cards -- Glowing Love Horizontal Photo
What a difference a good photo makes when you’re trying to pick your favorite Valentine’s Day card ideas! This adorable valentine caught our eye because the photo is just perfect for the card. Brooke, this little girl’s mom, agrees and adds that the card is also perfect for the family.

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Valentine's Day cards
Our new kids’ classroom valentine card ideas are especially dear to us. So when we see that other people love them, too, it makes us happy. This month’s featured favorite is actually two cards—two kids’ valentine’s day cards for a brother and sister, each with strong opinions on what kind of card they wanted to hand out at school.