Handwriting Hearts: Printable Valentines

handmade valentine's day cards for kids

For the past two years I’ve downloaded free printable valentines from a few generous bloggers, and this year I wanted to give back! Every time¬†the kids and I make valentines, I do most of the work ūüėČ My 4-year old daughter is a budding artist/crafter and I wanted a valentine that she could make for her friends that was handmade and legible. Sometimes her creativity leaves a lot to the imagination!¬†Since we have been steadily working on our handwriting skills¬†(4 and 5-year-old style) I had the idea to make a valentine that both of my kids could write themselves, with a little help from some trusty manuscript lines and a light-printed message that they can trace!¬†We also added cute Valentine’s Day pencils to go along with the handwriting theme.¬†I¬†went ahead and cut the hearts out for the kids to save time, but we¬†plan on making more hearts for family and I think I’ll have the kids¬†practice their cutting skills as well!¬†We printed on pink card stock that I had, but the possibilities are¬†endless. I would make sure to use card stock if you plan on¬†adding the pencils. Keep reading to download your very own printable valentines!

 Some possible variations of these printable valentines might include:

  • Using decorative scissors to cut-out the hearts
  • Printing on scrapbook paper with a subtle Valentine’s Day motif
  • Gluing the heart to a larger heart of a different color or design
  • Adding stickers
  • Adding glitter¬†
  • Teachers! For a quick worksheet, simply print and allow the kids to trace and color

All of the printable hearts have a slightly different message that revolving around the theme of writing. Messages include:

  • You’ve got the write stuff, valentine!
  • Our love is written on my heart.
  • Our friendship is written on my heart, valentine!
  • You’re just write. Will you be my valentine?
  • Write this down, I love you! Love, (blank)
  • You’re all-write with me valentine! Love, (blank)
  • Our friendship feels just write! Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Blank hearts with manuscript lines so your child can write their own message
  • And more!

There are different variations on each message including hearts with light / bold printing to use depending on your child’s skill level. There is also a larger printable heart for layering (simply cut it out and have your child paste their handwritten heart on top! And also¬†included¬†in the downloadable file (FREE at bottom of post!) are hearts that read:

  • I Love You, Grandma
  • I Love You, Grandpa
  • I Love You, Mom
  • I Love You, Dad
  • I Love You, Brother
  • I Love You, Sister
  • I Love You, _____________

I sincerely hope these will be of use to you moms and teachers out there. Please share¬†or comment if you decide to do this fun, educational craft with your littles this Valentine’s Day!

free printable valentines


Also, check out my Handwriting Scripture Hearts: HERE

About Laurie

I'm a Child of God, wife, mother of 4, wellness advocate and writer. This blog is a journal of my days, a collection of my recipes and crafts, and hopefully, a platform for all families to share their ideas, encouragement, inspiration and advice! I'm striving to "bloom where I am planted". Don't wait until things are "perfect" to begin sharing your gifts. We are all part of one giant puzzle‚ÄĒdon't be a missing piece!