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Jan302011

Happy Beeping Valentine's Day

BEEP!

In spite of a decades-long disinterest in the hoopla surrounding February 14, I started making Valentine's Day cards as soon as my little boy was old enough to hand them out to his friends at school. I can still picture my mother, hunched over our kitchen table, hand calligraphing the cards I had helped her make (butterflies fashioned from pairs of red foil heart stickers) for my class in the first grade. And so, I guess, it just feels right for me to continue the tradition with my son.

This year I planned to do as I have before and make a single, unisex design, but when I got to fiddling with the colors for these robots, I just couldn't resist the traditional pink on red color scheme. But my son was insistent that we had to have a version with the turquoise robot. I think two robots are better than one, don't you? And because I love envelopes, and I love patterns, I thought these would look swell coming out of tiny circuit board envelopes.

There are three pages in all: the first page has both envelopes and one of each card—the envelopes will be easiest to fold if you print them on plain paper. There are also separate sheets with 9 of each card design, so that if you want sturdier cards, you can print these on stock and cut them to size. These are old-fashioned teeny tiny cards, so don't try to put them in the mail, as they are too small for USPS, but just right for school chums.

And if robots aren't your thing, don't forget to check out the dinosaur, cowboy, rocket ship, skunk, and alligator valentines I've shared here in the past. 

As always, you are welcome to download and print as many of these as you like for personal use. Please do not alter or redistribute them.

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Reader Comments (4)

You crack me up! And I LOVE THESE! That envelope illustration is the BEST! I really love it! Thanks so much, I'll be spreading the word.

February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I love these! I love them all, each year. The cowboy one and the dino ones are great too. But the spaceship and robots are my favs. These are just so creative! I also wanted to let you know that I've added it to my link love today.

February 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlouise

Thanks for making these printables available. This is the second year in a row that my son has chosen one of your designs for his Valentines, and I'm so happy not to be buying mass-market cards at the grocery store. Do you have a tip jar or something?

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchristie

What an incredibly wonderful sentiment; handcrafting Valentines Day cards. I can already see something like that bringing the family together. We may try that with my sister's kids these year...

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercristina

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