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Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

We love coming up with Valentine’s Day ideas year after year, and this year we are helping you gather clothing ideas to get the perfect Valentine’s Day photo of your darling kiddos! Our What to Wear for your Family Photos series were such a hit during the holidays we just had to share with you these cute Valentine’s Day ideas. The inspiration for these three outfit ideas came from our Valentine’s Day photo cards.

1. Not-so-valentines-y. For this Valentine’s Day style we used soft pastel colors with hints of gold shimmer in the shoes to create a not-so-valentines-y look. Also, add accessories like hats and mittens to create a warm and cozy photo. Our XOXO Foil Look Valentine’s Day Photo Cards pair nicely with this look!Valentine's Day IdeasYou can get this look here.

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Watch this! 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!

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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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Photography Tips – Kids Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot

I love sending Valentine’s Day cards. And I love taking photos. So, we decided to have an office Valentine’s Day photo shoot with our own kids. Fun day in the office, right? Then, we decided it’d be fun to make a video to share the results with you—not just our cute Valentine’s Day photos, but also a few photography tips on achieving some of those big smiles we all love. For added fun, we threw in some behind-the-scenes video footage because, as a photographer, I always wonder what the real ‘set’ looks like! So check out the video and the tips below to make your Valentine’s Day cards sparkle. 🙂

Now here are some photography tips and ideas to help you achieve the actual photos you saw in the video.

Valentine's Day Photo IdeasFor our main background, we painted a 4×4 section of plywood with chalkboard paint. Chalkboard paint wasn’t entirely necessary since we didn’t write on it, we just liked the black background against our garland. And speaking of the garland, you can get it as a free printable! It’s easy to cut out and a fun activity to do with your kids.

Photography Tip: Try placing something on your head and asking the child to blow it off. Just about anything works. I used a paper heart. It should either be something the child will physically be able to blow off, or that with a slight tilt of your head, they’ll think they did! Also setting the child on a box or a crate typically keeps them in one spot, long enough at least for a few quick photos!

Valentine's Day Photo IdeasFor this background, we used two sets of gold metallic curtains, right on top of each other. Inexpensive, and they come in many colors!

Photography Tip: Giving kids a prop like sunglasses allows them to interact and play with something, which keeps them occupied long enough for photos. And even the motions of taking off the glasses can be really cute!

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Valentine's Day photo cardsThis Valentine’s Day photo card will be a big surprise for the family and friends of this soon-to-be family of four. They decided to use one of our heart-filled Valentine photo card ideas to announce a new baby on the way.

Jennifer, the expectant mom, explains, “I decided to do a Valentine’s Day photo card because giving valentines out as a child was always something I looked forward to doing. I have done it often as an adult for coworkers, friends and family, though a photo valentine will be a first. I think this will be my best ever! What could define love better than a growing family?”

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Kids Valentine Ideas: Interactive Cards

It’s not just a valentine. It’s a puppet! It’s a plane! It’s a lollipop holder! Handing out valentines at school is a lot more fun when your valentine does something nobody else’s does. We had just one thought in mind when designing Pear Tree’s Valentine’s Day collection this year—what would kids love to get their hands on?

Valentine Candy Cards -- Stylish Mustache
A card that holds a treat seems to solve two problems at once: whether to hand out a card or a treat, and how to attach your card to the candy if you want to hand out both. Our Love and Lips Kids Valentine’s Day Cards and Stylish Mustache Kids Valentine’s Day Cards have a little hole punched through them, so kids can insert a lollipop. The cards are personalized with their name, so there’s no need to sign each one. Perfect for parents, too!

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Valentine Photo Ideas: Think Pink

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Are you planning to send valentine cards that friends and family will love? Then you should spend a little time thinking about valentine photo ideas, first. There is one simple thing you can do to make your photos pop: use props!

Since most Valentine’s Day photo cards share a palette of pinks and reds, adding a shot of pink or red to your photo is a fun way to tie your photo into the card design. A cute prop, such as a big candy heart or a flower that matches the colors in your card, makes it look like the card and photo were meant for each other.

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This year when you share the love, make it personal. Our custom Valentine’s Day photo card ideas put your child’s smiling face at the heart of things, right where it should be. After all, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to say “I love you,” and that message should come straight from the heart.

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We Heart Our New Valentine’s Day Collection

Have you seen our new kids Valentine’s Day cards? We love, love, love these cards, and think you will too! From our affordable-but-still-fabulously-personalized Valentine’s Day card ideas your kids can bring to school, to precious Valentine’s Day photo cards you can send to loved ones, these cards will be melting hearts all over the country.

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Share the love by sending stylish Valentine’s Day Photo Cards featuring a certain someone’s adorable face. Go extra sweet with a unique, special-shape card.

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Valentine’s Day Card Tip

We know you probably just sent Christmas cards not too long ago, so we understand if you haven’t even thought about getting your address list out again, but have you seen our collection of Valentine’s Day photo cards? They’re almost too hard to resist.

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Besides, one of my favorite Valentine’s Day card ideas has everything to do with narrowing down the address list. You probably aren’t going to send valentines to your entire holiday card list (though, we wouldn’t stop you of course!) but why not just send valentines to your closest friends and family? My big Valentine’s Day card idea? Last year I ordered 24 and sent them to all the ‘ladies’ in my son’s life. Fellow infant girlfriends, grandma’s, great grandma, you get the point. He was 9 months old, shirtless in jeans and holding a rose. Cute, right? How quickly you forget all of those rolls!