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Homemade Valentines {Family Money Minute}


Homemade Valentines

February 5, 2015: Homemade Valentines

How can you show someone you care and save money this Valentine’s Day?

If you’re like me and tend not to think about holidays until they are right upon us, then you know that means there are very few and very expensive items left in stores.

That’s why I wanted to give you this tip early

When it comes to kids’ cards, don’t settle for the high-priced, generic options in the drugstore. Instead, take a picture of your kids holding their arm out as if they are grasping a lollipop. You can then edit it with text on free online image sites like PicMonkey or Canva. When you’re happy with the image, get as many copies as you need printed for free through a site like snapfish or shutterfly.

Once you have the cards in hand, cut a simple slit by your child’s hand and insert a lollipop into it. Now you have a very cute, very personal and very cheap valentine that doesn’t rely on what’s in stock in stores.


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