The kids at my son's school pass out Valentine's Day cards every year, (like most schools). But his celebrate this tradition by making handmade cards for their classmates and staff (not like most schools). The cards don't have to be elaborate; for example, students can photocopy a drawing and embellish it with glitter. Whatever it is, they highly encourage it not be a store bought Valentine card that come in those handy-dandy boxes. (It's what you get when your child goes to a hippie school.)
I actually like this tradition because it's something that my son and I can do together. But since they have to be handmade, we're getting a head start on making them this year. I found these cool Scratch-off stickers, and was determined to use them. I mean... my son was determined to use them, and the Lucky Penny Valentine Day Card was born.
Ben has been learning how to use some tools on Photoshop, so he wrote his name and some of the words on the tablet. He picked out the colors blue and red (because his favorite color is blue, and mine is red-- so cute, right?), and placed the three little hearts. I arranged the text and put the blue border around it.
The words, Fun, Super, and Awesome are underneath the scratch-off stickers. Believe me when I tell you I stress out a little when Ben places a sticker over each word. To finish it all up, he tapes a penny at the top. This part stresses me out a little less, since it's washi tape and is removable.