This Sunglasses Valentine is a fun non-candy valentine treat. The clever pun on the free printable card will surely bring a smile to your Valentine’s face.
I’m a sucker for punny valentines so I really like the play on words in this one. It makes it so much less random that you’re handing out sunglasses for Valentine’s Day instead of candy!
Why Use a Valentine Printable Instead of a Store-Bought Card?
I don’t know what options you have near you, but where I live, almost everyone gets their Valentine cards at Walmart or Target. That means, come Valentine’s Day, the kids are all handing out the same 3 or 4 designs.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, most years that’s exactly what we did. The kids have fun exchanging the notes and treats with one another so who cares if they’re all the same?
However, if you’ve experienced this, you also know how much your child lights up when they get that one unique Valentine — the one that ISN’T like the others. I live for those little moments of pure, simple joy so I’ll cheerfully spend the extra minute to print and cut out my cards instead of buying them.
And truth being told, since I can order the sunglasses on Amazon and make the valentines at home, preparing these sunglasses valentine gifts takes way less time than a trip to the store to get mass produced cards and candy!
Another bonus — these are fun to put together with the kids. It’s basically like doing a craft together but one that even the craft-challenged (like me) can handle.
I love any opportunity to pull items out of my craft closet to justify my need for a craft closet (a bigger challenge for those of us who can’t really craft). I think normal people might just have these things in their office or even their junk drawer?
My point is, you don’t need to invest in any special equipment. Here’s what you’ll need:
- A color printer (these just aren’t as cute in black and white)
- White card stock (regular printing paper isn’t going to survive the trip to school in the backpack)
- Party favor sunglasses (these are the star of the show)
- Scissors (if you have a paper cutter you can use it for the cards, but you’ll still need scissors to curl the ribbon)
- White curling ribbon (to attach the cards to the sunglasses)
- Hole punch (to make the whole in the card the ribbon will go through)
- Sunglasses valentine printable PDF (I share mine farther down)
How to Make the Sunglasses Valentines
I’m pretty sure you can figure this out but since I can sometimes forget what room I’m in, I’m going to go ahead and break it down just in case you’re having one of those days where your brain needs a break.
Don’t be alarmed by all the steps. I promise this is super simple! I just wanted to be thorough.
Prep Step: Order the sunglasses on Amazon or pick some up at the store. Also make sure you have all the other supplies listed above.
Step 1: Load some card stock into your printer’s paper tray.
Step 2: Open the sunglasses valentine printable file (in the next section) and click on the print icon.
Step 3: Enter the number of copies you want to print (there are 10 cards on each page).
Step 4: Grab the copies off the printer and remember to take out the extra card stock from the paper tray (a mistake I’ve made more than once).
Step 5: Grab the scissors or paper cutter and cut out the cards. If you aren’t OCD, go ahead and give your child a pair of scissors to help this step go faster.
Step 6: Punch a hole in the upper left corner of each card. This is a fun task for kids (again if you can be okay with the holes being a little too close to the edge or too close to the print).
Step 7: Cut 12-inch strands of curling ribbon. String each ribbon through the hole in each card and attach to a pair of sunglasses.
Step 8: Run the edge of the scissors along the ribbed side of the curling ribbon to curl it.
Step 9: Have your child write his or her name on the “From” line.
Step 10: Load all the sunglasses into gallon-sized freezer bags (am I the only one whose children have mysterious leaks in their backpacks on a regular basis?) and send them off to school with your child on Valentine’s Day.
Sunglasses Valentine Printable
As promised, here’s a free copy of my sunglasses valentine printable card.
Click this link or the image below to print: Sunglasses Valentine Printable
If you loved this free valentine printable check out my other free printable valentines: