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Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Orange You Glad" Valentines

My kids have been obsessed with knock-knock jokes lately.  The ones by the 4-year-old are almost the funniest because they make no sense at all.  He often starts off with "Banana...  Banana who?" a few times.  And then he'll make up something totally unrelated.  Of course the real ending is "Orange you glad I didn't say Banana?"

So when I suggested to my girls that we use a similar phrase on their valentines this year, they loved the idea.  Here's what we came up with.

I made up printables that you can use too.  You'll get 4 labels on each sheet...and there are 2 versions.  On the back it will either say To and From  or just From.  I know for my girls it's part of their homework to write out each of their classmates' names on the valentines.  In other places kids may only need to sign their own names. I made both options.

You'll need:
Orange slice candy
Small candy bags (got mine at Michaels...cut or fold down tops if they're too tall)
Cardstock or printer paper and color printer
Paper cutter

(If you are required to send "unopened" packages to your child's class, you could use a real oranges or an orange sucker)

To assemble:
Print labels (download links below)
Cut labels--cut paper in half at 4.25 inches and 5.5 inches
Have your child sign the cards
Fold labels in half at 2.75 inches
Place orange slices in the bag and staple the label over the top of the bag

Click to download To and From label
Click to download From only label

And hey....thank you for being my friends :)

I have more printable Valentines too!

Olaf Valentine (on Undercover Tourist)



  1. I LOVE clever sayings for gifts and these are just adorable! Pinned!

  2. I love this! Thanks so much for linking up! Pinning this to my Best of the Best (Just Something I Whipped Up) board. :) XOXO

  3. Cute idea. Will try a Valentines theme for work!

  4. Ohhh! How adorable! I love this idea!

  5. That is such a cute idea Steph! And great for the kids to practice their writing with the names too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. I love this. So so cute!


  8. emmmmm, my favorite candy next to Swedish Fish. lol Great project, TFS!

  9. These make me so happy! I absolutely love them and think your idea is too cute :o)

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  10. So cute and creative! Orange slices are such a perfect candy to handout, too - it seems like everyone loves them! ♥

  11. Featuring YOU today! Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com


  12. Steph, this is such a clever valentine! I just LOVE it 'cause it's good for boys and girls! I'm hosting a loving valentine's day party and I'd love for you to stop by!


    Have a great day.

  13. Very cute! My daughter wants to use Cuties to hand out to her class!

  14. Very cute! My daughter wants to use Cuties to hand out to her class!

  15. YEA! Thanks for sharing at the Loving Valentine's Day Party! I'm so glad you did 'cause this project ROCKS!


  16. This is such a cute idea, thanks for the printables!!!

  17. Thanks so much for making this free! I'm loving how easy this will be!

  18. so cute ! thanks for sharing ! i posted the link here : http://www.pinterest.com/lemondedis/valentines-ideas-for-the-kiddos/

  19. Perfect! Easy! Valentines....DONE. You're the best!