My kids’ school doesn’t allow food related items. It makes holiday treats challenging- especially for Valentine’s Day. I’m forced to get a little creative. This year’s Valentines card is simple and cute.
I ordered pencils on Ebay and had them customize with “You are the write stuff.”
These pencils are the ones I ordered but there are lots of options. I spent $23.95 for 73 pencils. You could make them more personalized if you want. I wanted to be able to distribute them to all three kids classes so I left their names off. I ordered and they arrived really quickly- so you have plenty of time still to order if you want.
I added a little flag that my kids will fill out the “to” and “from” for their friends. Didn’t they turn out cute? Even my kids are excited to hand them out (and that’s the true test!).
Download and print You are the “write” stuff Valentine flags.
I made a version without the “To” part also. Download flags without “to” here.
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Have you done your Valentine’s cards yet?
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thank you this is great share
I love these pencil flags! I am a teacher and they are perfect for my students. Thanks for making these available to everyone. Happy Valentine’s Day! :)
Thanks Tamara- that’s such a compliment! I’m sure you’ve seen so many ideas as a teacher. I hope my kids teachers like them tomorrow! ;) Happy Valentine’s Day!
thanks so much for sharing these-they are adorable! i had already bought valentine pencils and then showed this to my 6 yr old and she loved it! just finished printing them up-thanks for making my valentine’s day alot easier :)
My kids get so many treats, this is perfect for Valentine’s! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight
New Kids on the Block indeed. :)
Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog says
Supercute pencil toppers! I’m obsessed with straw pennants, so of course, I love your cute ones for pencils :-) We gave out pencils as party favors recently – wish I had seen these to go with!
This is a great idea! Very functional, too!
I am trying to print off the tags for the pencils and it is not printing. Is there a reason for why?
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
This is such a great idea. Our kids’ schools don’t allow food either (allergy concerns) so I am always looking for other options. Thanks for sharing!
Heather G. says
Oh my gosh, these are darling. What a great idea!
Karen @MSEnthusiast says
Okay. . .now I really have to get myself in gear for Valentine’s Day. It’s almost here. I normally have their Valentine’s ready by now. Great idea. Pencils are useful.
I always have the best of intentions and then somehow scramble at the end. Phew- this time I’m ahead of the game! Good luck!
These are super cute. It’s so funny how kids love getting a new pencil so these are perfect! The simplest things always excite the little ones. :)
Yes- kids get excited about the smallest things. My daughter was telling me that her teacher only gets new pencils every few months for the class so she was excited to be giving them out. She’s in 4th grade so she can be hard to get things for sometimes. ;)
Thanks for the comment!
These coming valentines day, Its so true to have these kind of idea.. So excited to have this creativity.
[email protected] in a Row says
Genius – and such a good way to “Package” them!
Thanks Laurel! ;)
Cindy L says
What a fun idea and reasonably priced
Thanks Cindy! With 3 kids and LOTS of kids in the class, I am always on the hunt for inexpensive ideas. Thanks for the comment.
Love this idea and thanks for the printable too ! Now off to see if I can get some of those pencils :) to rather wet Brisbane, Australia before Valentine’s Day!
Hi Libby, I hope you were able to get some pencils. ;) I just wrote above that I love Australia- went to Brisbane about 15 ish years ago. It was fantastic. Hope to make it back over there someday. xo
Thanks for much for both the page and the idea! This is the first year my daughter (6yo) has been aware of/excited about Valentine’s Day. This is a great “treat” for her school friends.
Cheers from sunny Melbourne (Australia),
How exciting! Hope she enjoys it. Thanks for the comment Cate!
P.s. I love Australia! Made it to the other side- the Gold Coast and New Zealand years ago. It’s beautiful. Can’t wait to go back someday!
what a great idea! my kids’ school does not allow treats either so we usually tape a pencil to their valentines-love this, different and easy!
Thanks Dawn! The “no treat” policy makes it difficult- most ideas out there involve some kind of food. Thanks for the comment!
I actually think it’s great to do something other than candy; very clever play on words, too.
Thank you so much!
Seriously Sassy Mama says
This makes me think of “You got the right stuff” from New Kids On The Block. I love the idea.
I sort of thought the same thing about New Kids (we must be similar in age ;)). Thanks for the comment!
Way better than a valentine with a treat! I am sure the kids will love it!!!!!!!!!
Awesome- thanks Andrea! Enjoy!
these are fantastic! what program do you use to create the little flags?
Thanks Crystal! I use Photoshop for everything.
wow that is neat. I have never used photo shop, did you take a course or something on it? How did you become such a pro!
Christina @ The Scrappy Housewife says
Cute! I really like the bright colors. :)
Thanks Christina! I’m a bright color fan. ;) Enjoy.