improv life: homemade valentines for boys embarrassed by valentines

Classmate valentines and fifth-grade boys can be a volatile mix. Pretty much anything you can find in the store will be deemed humiliatingly babyish or horrifyingly mushy. Ditto anything sweet and homemade.  And definitely NO HEARTS. Still, a guy doesn’t really want to sit out the whole Valentine’s thing, either. I mean, there’s usually treats involved, right? For a solution, we turned to our beloved computer. It took about 10 minutes to find a photo of our dog, roughly silhouette it with our photo-editing software, add text and a red background, and print it. We stapled on some mini bags of candy, and we were V-day ready. The cards were a hit, and more importantly, NOT embarrassing.

So do you have a boy in the house who is a little shy about giving valentines or even gifts in general? I’d love to hear any thoughts or ideas!

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5 thoughts on “improv life: homemade valentines for boys embarrassed by valentines

  1. Those are so fun! My boys aren’t quite old enough to be embarrassed about Valentines just yet…but I’m sure it’s coming! We’ll have to try something manly like this soon I’m sure:)

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