I’m not a huge V-Day fan especially when it comes to little kids giving romantic cards to each other. I’m all for showing love and friendship but romance + kiddos is a no-no for this mama. This might be extra on my mind this year because eight year old Ila has her first crush on a boy and I am so not ready for it. Last night when I was ranting and raving about this while looking for a silly and totally non-lovey printable Valentine for Ila to bring to class (at the 11th hour, of course) Chris had the genius idea that I should make them myself. Because what I reallllly need this week with our site launch and house buying is to get crafty right? Yes! I stayed up late and made Ila a quirky, goofy, sweetly snarky Valentine that fits her personality perfectly. These bookmarks are a little bit hip hop + a little bit geek…and I can’t help but hope the message wheedles its way into her subconscious. Let’s keep her writing those love notes to Harry Potter only and rocking her red glasses for a little while longer please!
I shared the Instagram pic of the finished bookmarks on Facebook asking if I should move some posts around so I could share this as a quick unexpected interruption to our Romance & Finance theme for all you other last minute book lovers who need a printable Valentine for any age. The answer was a big yes so I snapped some photos! If you are as ambivalent about Valentine’s Day as I am don’t print the back side and these will make a fun any time bookmark or love note to stick in a new book for the bibliophiles in your life. Just print onto 8.5 x 11 card stock & cut & done!
Happy reading! And be sure to let me know in the comments if you have any tips for keeping my sweetie more interested in books than boys for a little while yet!
Two words “LOVE IT”
Love Jess. And yes..those days with boys come up fast. I blinked and my girl was in high school. Keep them young and bookish as long as you can.
And then just hold tight and know all that you told them for all those years is deep inside them. xo
So cute! Love these 🙂 This is such a fabulous idea for all of us bookworms. Thank for sharing it!
Loving these! Super cute to hear about your daughter’s first crush. Must be so surreal!
Absolutely adorable, thanks!!
So pretty! Thanks.
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