Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and then Easter! A long, hard season of overflowing treats, sweets, and candy. As a mom, it’s hard to say no and to keep the kids eating healthy. So why add to the other moms’ dilemma?
Going with a non-candy Valentine’s idea also helps you avoid food allergies. You can send Valentine’s to your kids’ classrooms or to the school party with any of these great ideas and enjoy peace of mind. No one will be struggling with a peanut allergy because of your Valentine’s cards.
Skip all those sweets and pass out candy-free Valentines with the help of these free printable Valentine’s Day cards.
These sweet valentines are clever, inexpensive, easy, and well-put-together. They are sure to please and be a big hit among your kids’ friends. I know this list is not the answer to all your healthy eating woes but it may prevent one trip to the dentist.
To make choosing one of these great ideas easier, I created 4 categories of non-candy Valentines:
Enjoy and happy Valentine’s Day!
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Free Valentine Printables for Pencils
I love these practical and cute pencil Valentine’s Day ideas. These are so much fun for kids’ classroom valentines.
Ah-MAZE-ing Free Printable Valentine | Balancing Home
How about handmade valentines with a handy tool like a pencil? I love the arrow pencil Valentine design and the maze! If you are looking to take your Valentine’s to the next level, you can include pencil sharpeners. These would be great for young kids valentines and older kids
Arrow Pencils | Happiness is Homemade
These arrow tips made with paper hearts are so cute and dreamy. They might as well be from Cupid himself. Some cutting and gluing are required for these, making them great DIY Valentine’s Day cards.
The sparkly and cute heart is a great addition to this Valentine’s Day gift, but you can easily leave it out if you don’t have the craft supplies for it.
Pencil Valentine Toppers Free Printable | Press Print Party
These free printable Valentine’s Day cards are so simple and cute. This is an easy way for your kids to express their gratitude for their friends.
Pencil Free Valentine Printables | Positively Splendid
This is a great way to share this special message with those special people in your life who are awesome just the way they are!
I love the different color usage in the word “valentine” too. If you don’t have scissors that make a decorative edge, you can easily just cut the heart shape with regular scissors.
Monster Pencils with Free Printable Tag | The 36th Avenue
I love these wild monster tags. Googly eyes can take any handmade Valentine cards to new levels of cuteness.
You’re a Blast Free Printable | Sweet Rose Studio
This rocket design is such a fun idea! Have your kids sign the fireball and these Valentine’s cards are ready for their school parties. Easy peasy!
Valentine Word Find Free Printable | The Happy Scraps
If you were itching to have an excuse for using cute washi tape, look no further!
Free Valentine Printables for Balms
Lip balm is so useful and thoughtful! The Valentine’s Day card ideas with lip balms are some of my favorite designs because they are so vibrant and creative. These lip balm gift ideas would also be great for your child’s teacher.
Monster Balms Free Printable | The Idea Room
“You’re the Balm” EOS Valentine’s Free Printables | Press Print Party!
“You’re the Balm” Panda Free Printable | Everyday Savvy
You are my Sunshine Free Printable | Balancing Home
Bee my Valentine Free Printable | Polka dot Chair
Bee mine Free Valentine Printable | Pizzazzerie
You’re the Balm Free Printable | The Cards We Drew
You’re the Balm Free Printable Tags | Simple as That
If you are a germophobe, you will appreciate this easy Valentine. You don’t have to take the EOS ball out of the packaging or unscrew the lip balm to assemble homemade Valentines. You might consider this the most healthy option on this non-candy list.
Free Valentine Printables for Toys
Little toys, plastic animals, and play dough, oh my! These creative ideas are too cute and some even aid sensory play. Kids will forget that Valentine’s cards frequently come with sweet treats when they receive one of these.
You’ll also find Dollar Tree (or whatever dollar store you have) ideas in this section. And if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day crafts, don’t miss the friendship loom bracelet option.
Tiny animals Free Printables | Sweet C’S Designs
Looking for a tiny animal valentine? How about this pur-fect design?
Matchbox Cars Free Printable | Love and Lion
Racing Matchbox Cars Free Printables | The Kim Six Fix
Bubbles- You Blow Me Away Free Printable | Five heart Home
A bubble valentine can be especially great for a kids’ valentine.
Heart Straw with Free Valentine Printable Tag | It’s Always Autumn
Who can resist a silly straw and syrupy sweet message like “You’re exstraw special”?
Watercolor paints Fred Printable tag | Smart Schoolhouse
Express the heartwarming sentiment of “you color my world” with a watercolor paint set. I’m not going to lie; I would have loved to receive this cute valentine card and gift as a child and as an adult!
Rainbow Loom Bracelet Free Valentine Printable Card | Skip to my Lou
If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day crafts, don’t miss this friendship loom bracelet option. Your kids will love making bracelets out of rubber bands for DIY Valentine’s Day cards.
Sunglasses Free Printable Valentine Card | Yesterday On Tuesday
With a little time and a trip to Dollar Tree (or whatever dollar store you have), you can put together some epic DIY Valentine’s Day cards.
Toy Soldier Free Printable Card | Armelle Blog
These toy soldier cards offer a fun way for boys to get into Valentine’s Day, whether they are giving or receiving these DIY valentine cards.
Parachuter Free Printable Valentine Tag | Paging Supermom
Nothing says, “It didn’t hurt when you fell from heaven because you had a parachute,” like a parachuter toy for Valentine’s Day.
Rainbow Loom Bands Free Printable Card | Kori Clark
Playdoh Free Printable Valentine Card | Grace and Good Eats
Free Valentine Printables for Healthy Treats
Here are edible Valentine ideas without including a single sugary treat (at least not refined sugar). Who knew it could be done? The goldfish Valentines might be my favorite at the moment to give and eat myself.
Fruit Tags Free Printable | Alpha Mom
Valentine Fruit Tags Free Printables | Craftaholics Anonymous
Cutties Tags Free Printables | The Crafting Chicks
Love this cute valentine card and sweet message.
Who said you need a candy treat to make your DIY Valentine cards a sweet treat?
I hope you enjoyed these Valentine’s Day ideas and found an awesome Valentine for your family and your kids’ friends or classroom.
A bonus to these Valentine’s is that they are instant downloads. As long as you have the little item to complement the card, you can print and assemble these last minute. Hurray!
Pssst…when making Valentine’s, don’t forget your child’s teacher!
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