Valentine’s Day Mailbox & Printable Valentine Cards

January 16, 2017 by Jenny Melrose

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Thank you to Elmer’s® and Sharpie® brands for sponsoring this post.

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner?  I love the little break in between Christmas and Valentine’s Day because it gets me excited to come up with little ways that my girls can help show their friends and family that they care about them.  We have come up with some adorable Valentines in the past, but I was the one always doing all the work.  Not this year!  Our Valentine’s Day Mailbox with printable Valentine Cards is perfect for the kids to help with.

One of my favorite places to shop is Target.  I know, big surprise!  Did you know that you can get all of the supplies you could possibly need for art and school projects there though too?!  Target has tons of great supplies at affordable prices and all in one place.  Plus, you can find great deals via the Cartwheel offer like this one.  To create the Valentine’s Day Mailbox you’ll need a 36” x 48” Elmer’s® Corrugated Tri-Fold Display Board {think science projects}.  You’ll also need: Sharpie 8ct Assorted Chisel tip Permanent Marker, Elmer’s Glitter Glue, Elmer’s Board Mate Reusable Stencils, and Elmer’s Washable Glue Sticks.  You’ll also want to download our free valentine cards_1, 2  and 3.  

Both of my girls were involved in the construction of the Valentine’s Day Mailbox.  They used their Elmer’s Glue Sticks to place the envelopes onto the board.  We used large envelopes because this board is meant for my preschooler’s class of 12 students.  You can definitely use smaller envelopes though it would work just as well.  My reasoning for creating a separate board for all their Valentines is because their classroom is small and I know as a former teacher how quickly space even gets smaller.  Especially when there is a special occasion in the classroom.

I used the Elmer’s Stencils and Sharpie markers to create the title up top because my seven year old was not interested at the time, but she definitely could have done it herself.  She loved using the Elmer’s glitter glue to add a little gold shimmer to the letters.  Plus, she went a little nuts with the glitter glue and creating hearts.  You can never have enough glitter though right?  We also added each child’s name with our Sharpie markers.

The finishing touch is our adorable animal inspired Valentine Cards that are free for you to download.  They’ll print out two per page.  We printed ours on white card stock so that they would have a bit more durability to them.  Now you’ll have Valentine’s in five minutes and if you’re a teacher or room mom, this Valentine’s Day Mailbox is super portable because of the Elmer’s® corrugated tri-fold display board.

It doesn’t get much cuter!  What projects will you be completing this year with the awesome Elmer’s® and Sharpie® brands from Target?


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