FREE (Boy Friendly) Valentine’s Printable

Over the weekend a few of my people and I were strolling through the Valentine section of a local store. FishBoy9 started to groan. “I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s so ewwww.”

What followed was a very enlightening conversation. It wasn’t the chocolates and candies that he objected to; it was the mushy stuff. “I can’t stand all that lovey dovey stuff.”

Since I was planning to make some fun Valentine’s printables for our own little celebration with friends later this week, I decided to take his sentiments to heart. There are plenty of girly Valentine items about. This here project is boy-friendly. Savvy folks will recognize the font as Super Mario inspired. My boys are super crazy about those games.

Here’s how to put together your own little Valentine treat bags that won’t make boys go “ewww.” Plain and simple, too, for you minimalists out there.

Do you do special Valentine’s at your house?

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  1. I definately recognized the Super Mario element of it, I bet some mario stickers would cement the idea.

    I am not much on the valentines they have at the stores either, they are chintzy and the to/from spaces are so small that by the time my boys are done writing their friends names their isn’t any room for them to write their own.

    While cruisin pinterest a while back I found this http://pinterest.com/pin/51439620713571983/ and really liked some of the ideas.

    For our boys we are going to do just like you and use ziplock bags and staple on bag toppers that I print off.

    My boys are scouts, and are really into camping so the oldest is doing the smore’s valentines- 2 marshmellows, a chocolate bar and a graham cracker with a topper that says “I need ‘smore’ valentines like you” the youngest son loves fishing and is doing the bags of multicolored goldfish with a topper that says ” Valentine your a great catch”

    I think they are super cute and can’t wait to help them put them together!!!

  2. We’ve got three boys here…. and I save this link for another year. (Baby is giving us too little sleep right now to try it.) Enjoy!

    http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-bird-its-plane-its-super-valentine.html

  3. I am doing your valentine for boys ~ it was very hard to not punch a hole in the valentine and tie it on with a ribbon (but i didn’t) i did print them on pink paper (i would have used red if i had it) and cut them out with fun scissors. My son is 11?

  4. That’s awesome! What a great mom you are – helping your boys find a way to celebrate without it being too mushy-gushy “ewww”. :) Love it! I also love it that it can be made at home and you don’t have to spend a ton on store-bought valentines (which I usually only buy AFTER Valentine’s day – for super cheap!).
    We have 3 boys here (and 2 girls), and our youngest is still in the age where giving Valentine’s is ok. Might have to try this!
    Thanks again for posting!

  5. Cute!(or should I say Cool?;) I think this would be nice to stick in the kiddos lunch box too, for a “sweet surprise!”

  6. Awesome! I think I’ll do this for my two boys and my girl. I’ve been looking for something easy and not too cheesy. Thanks!

  7. Perfect! My 4th-grader will love these.

  8. So could they write their name on the back? Super cute idea!!

  9. I love it! My 4th grader is putting names on these right now! I love the simplicity and lack of “cheese”. :) Thanks!!!

  10. Perfect! Just what I need for my two boys, age 8 & 10, who are not into the lovey dovey cards.

  11. Thanks for sharing these. I like the simplicity, but I don’t tend to come up with ideas on my own. So, I appreciate you sharing your creative ideas for our benefit. I have four boys, so the boy friendly ones are great for us.

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