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Free Printable Valentines
History of Sending Valentines
The history of giving and receiving Valentine's Day cards or notes began in the early 1400s in commemoration of Saint Valentine, the patron saint of love. By the 1700s, they had become popular in America due to English "writers" or books that contained love verses and messages which were written on special paper and given to loved ones. And by the 1900s, with help of the US postal service, sending and receiving Valentines had reached its highest popularity in the United States, with more than 200 million people taking part in the custom.
Free Printable Valentines
This year, if you're looking for something quick and easy and a little different, try printing these free Valentine's Day notes. They are designed with my personal handmade digital clip art and all measure 2.5" x 3.5". To use these Valentines, please visit the link to my blog located below the image. Here you will be able to download the .pdf file and print on the paper of your choice (I suggest printing on cardstock). You can leave them as is, or even mount them to different color designer scrapbook paper or cardstock for added detail. Once complete, these Valentines can either be folded in half and sealed with a sticker, left alone, or placed in a small envelope. They can be used over and over so please print them as many times as you'd like!
More Free Printable Valentines
In the digital world in which we live, more and more companies are offering free printable Valentines. Here are a few to get you started:
Free Printable Valentines.net
Available in .pdf format, this company offers more than 100 different designs to download and print. For an additional fee, you can even customize the Valentine of your choosing.
This site allows you to not only print your Valentines, but customize them with the text and photos of your choice. It even offers a free template for creating your own envelopes!
This site offers not only the typical whimsical and kid-friendly Valentines, but Valentines for adults as well. They can be downloaded to your PC, customized, and trimmed to size.
This site is focused more on the greeting card side of Valentines, but with so many choices, there is something for everyone! Greetings Island also allows you to print your own envelopes.
Disney Family Fun
If all else fails, definitely head over to Disney Family Fun. This site not only gives you the option to print, cut and decorate their Valentines, but you can also create coloring pages, activity sheets, stickers, and much, much more!