Shopping for Valentine’s Day cards can be a pain. If they’re for kids, it’s hard to find the perfect sentiment and colours that works for both girls and boys. (No, really, some girls hate pink.) The ones for friends seem too lovey-dovey, while the cards for loved ones can read like some Camembert that has been sitting out in the sun.
So we scoured the Internet and found the best, most original and — most important — free printable valentines just for you.
Skip the expensive cards and print your own Valentines this year
Nerd loveGeeks have hearts, too. This might be the easiest way to get one of your very own.
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Rock starsKids might not get this one but if you know someone who would appreciate this, or for the youngsters who like to kick things old school, this one is absolutely perfect.
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Flying heartsThis one will be a labour of love as it takes a bit of sewing and gluing, along with the cutting. But we bet your valentine has never received anything like this before.
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May the (love) Force be with youUnlike the Star Wars valentines sold in stores, these are great for everyone. And the characters have been cute-ified but their identities are still very much intact.
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Love doesn't dieIf you think zombies are only about blood and gore and body parts melting off, well, you're mostly right. But if you've seen Warm Bodies, they're also still capable of love. Note: these work for everyone, even the faint of heart.
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Love is in the airIf you've seen the Disney short Paperman, then you know just how romantic paper airplanes can be.
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Sweet stuffThese are the card versions of those gross candies with the sweet messages — so a win-win. With sayings like "Be Mine" and "Too Cool" and "Ur Cute," these are simply too adorable to pass up.
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Hoooo do you love?The bug-eyed birds are all the rage so these will definitely be a big hit, whether you download the cards or the beautiful and very unique bookmarks.
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Chalk it up to loveThese designs aren't messy at all — just lovely.
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The write stuffIf you're handing out small gifts to go along with cards, kids can never have enough pencils. And what better way to keep it in place than a pencil-holder card? It's better than scotch tape, right?
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Love bugYou'll have to download twice — once for the wings, once for the words — but you won't go buggy putting this sweet, easy-peasy card together.
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Prime targetCupid hits the mark on these printable arrows and if you're feeling extra generous, add a glow or pixie stick to complete it.
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Crush on youThis might be the perfect romantic gesture needed to convince that special someone you're crazy about them. Bonus? This can be used for any time of year. But Valentine's Day seems like the perfect day.
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Book of loveOK, this will take a lot of paper if you're making multiples but we think its originality more than makes up for it. A heart man doing a cartwheel? Totally worth it!
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