When it comes to kids' Valentine cards there are two camps: The impressive Camp DIY and the realistic Camp "scrawl your name on this." Over the years, I've dabbled in both with my two children and if I'm being honest, I much prefer the latter. (One year we even started on the DIY route and pivoted to whatever was left at Rite-Aid because everyone was crying and fighting and well, that just misses the point entirely.) Simplicity is the name of my game, but I do love creating something special that ultimately, my kiddos are proud to hand out to their friends.

Is there a happy medium? As it turns out, there sure is. Personalized Minted Valentine's Day cards.

Minted has been a go-to for holiday cards, but I had no idea they totally crushed it in the classroom Valentine department! Like their stellar collection of holiday cards, each design is created by an independent artist and with just a few clicks, makes you look like you've really got your act together. They've got tons of styles to choose from, each of which incorporates a photo of your child as part of the design or as a signature on the back. A major bonus for kids who are too young to read! It's also a nice touch considering most little ones spend their days together with masks covering most of their face. You can also let your kid choose the card colors, shapes and layout on the back.

The prices vary and you opt to add custom stickers for an additional charge, but they're surprisingly affordable starting at $14 for 15 cards. And if it saves even the slightest bit of aggravation, they're worth double in my book.

After all, don't we all have enough on our plates right now?

Check out some of our favorite Minted Valentine's Day cards below!

minted valentine's day color me sneakers valentine
Minted $20

Valentine's Day Color Me Sneakers

Future fashion designers will adore this color-your-own style that’s fun to give and more fun to get.

Price is for 25 cards.

minted v-day stickers
Minted $20

V-Day stickers

Simple and sweet, we love this one for preschoolers who are just learning to read.

Price is for 25 cards.

minted this or that valentine
Minted $20

This or That

Forget conversation hearts, conversation starters are where it’s at.

Price is for 25 cards.

 

minted thank you for being a friend valentine
Minted $20

Thank You For Being a Friend

If you can’t get your kid on board with an overt Golden Girls themed card (lord knows I’ve tried), perhaps this will do the trick. RIP Betty White. ❤️

Price is for 25 cards.

minted pizza my heart valentine
Minted $20

Pizza My Heart

Even the most reluctant Valentine givers can agree with pizza.

Price is for 25 cards.

minted mom made me valentine
Minted $20

Mom Made Me

You know what? Nothing says love like pure honesty.

Price is for 25 cards.

minted miss my face valentine
Minted $20

Miss My Face

Remember when we cheekily used this phrase with friends we hadn’t seen in awhile? The good old days.

Price is for 25 cards.

minted instant friends valentine
Minted $20

Instant Friends

Love the way this clever design puts their adorable mug front and center!

Price is for 25 cards.

minted complete the message valentine
Minted $20

Complete the Message

They’re going to want to write the word “farts” in there so good luck with this exercise. You tried, right?

Price is for 25 cards.

minted box of candy valentine
Minted $20

Box of Candy

Better than the real thing! (Seriously, does anyone actually eat those candies?)

Price is for 25 cards.

minted air hugs valentine
Minted $20

Air Hugs

Tell me your kid is living through a pandemic without telling me your kid is living through a pandemic.

Price is for 25 cards.