I loved Valentine's Day as a kid. My class would make little mailboxes and give out valentines. My sister and I spent hours slaving over our cute handmade hearts and glittery envelopes. It was awesome – because we're girls. I don't quite understand why, but I've been told that boy valentines aren't quite as exciting.
Most boys, I've noticed, don't get quite as enthused about the whole “handmade expressions of love” thing. It seems that boy valentines go against the very nature of many little dudes (especially since lots of schools have now banned the candy part of it, sucking away what little sugary joy the guys found in the whole thing). So I'm here to rectify that with my very manly boy valentines.
I had so much fun coming up with cute phrases and creating my boy valentines. I kept running over to show Nate each new one I came up with. I'm a dork, I know. He made sure I was aware of that…not that this was really news to me.
How freaking adorable is this one? I may have had all boys, but that doesn't mean I have to miss out on the girly fun of made-up Hallmark holidays. No sir. Boy valentines can be exciting, too!
Download and Print our Boy Valentines for FREE!
I've compiled all of my boy valentines into a single-page printable PDF in sizes that are perfect for classroom handouts (or you could even hole-punch them, loop a ribbon through and use them as treat tags). Just download by clicking the image above and then print it out onto white card stock and trim around the edges of each of the boy valentines.
Other parents in the all-boys clan: do you find that your family skips out on traditionally “girly” activities in favor of things that are more rugged, or do you try to find ways to engage your sons in Valentine's Day, arts and crafts, and things of that nature?