I happen to have a ton of pink paper and some plain white card stock, so I made some quick and easy valentines for my students.
I made a heart in MS Word (autoshape!) and inserted the words “you are just WRITE! Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, Ms. Savannah”
Printed them out on pink paper and glued the whole sheet of paper (3 hearts fit on it) to white card stock using a glue stick. THEN I cut out the hearts. I had to bend them around the fattest part of the heart (horizontally) to cut two vertical lines – about an inch and a half – to slide a pencil through.
I bought a pack of 8 pencils for $1.50 at Target. They were hard to find last weekend when I bought them. I sharpened them and pushed them through the slits in the valentine.
This is how they turned out!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy your day this Saturday!
Do you make valentine’s for any kids in your life?
For Valentine’s Day, how about a special homemade project for your sweetie?
IMPORTANT FIRST STEP: Create a new Word document and go to Page Setup to change the paper size to 8″ x 10″. This way, it will fit in a regular 8″ x 10″ frame.
Next, I found the lyrics to the song my husband and I call “our song” – the one we to which we danced our first dance at our wedding. (“Back at One” by Brian McKnight is ours.) I copied and pasted the lyrics into the 8″ x 10″ Word document and took out all the line breaks. Instead of line breaks, I added 3 spaces between the words where line breaks would have occurred.
I also used the “Insert -> Picture -> From File” function to insert a photo of us in our first dance at our wedding.
I justified the text and put it in a font I like. I bolded the chorus every time it occurred. I also checked the lyrics to make sure they were what I remembered … sometimes those sites get it wrong!
I made the font and picture the biggest sizes I could without making the document go over a page. I experimented with moving around the picture a little to make the lyrics to the left of the photo appear as normal as possible. Justifying the text can make it look funny at times (as you can see in a few lines below where the words are super spaced out!)
Then at the bottom I added our names and the date of our wedding.
Printed it out on card stock (trimmed to 8″ x 10″) and it is ready for a frame!
Happy Valentine’s Day! If you have a significant other, would you make something for him or her as a gift?