Valentine cards even your tween won't be embarrassed to give
When my 10 year old son came home from school upset over being teased about his Batman backpack I realized I was now dealing with a full-fledged tween. I couldn't believe the kid who loved to dance down the street any time it rained belting out a chorus of "Singing in the Rain" spinning his Buzz Lightyear umbrella and twirling around posts would now be embarrassed by sporting a pack featuring the superhero he worshipped.
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and in a few weeks he'll bring home a list of names which he's expected to give Valentine's cards too. Being the good helicopter parent that I am I'm anticipating his objection to the traditional character Valentines sold for the doable price of 2 bucks for 30. No, this year we're going to have to be a bit more savvy pulling.
I'm grateful for Family Fun's ridiculously awesome collection of Valentine's Day card how-to's. If my uber-particular tween can't find something to suit his sensitive ego here than I think we're doomed.
If I had a say in the matter we'd whip up a batch of these iPod inspired cards crafted using a box of Conversation Hearts, peanut butter cup "earbuds" and a printable playlist and wheel (super-rad) or the too-cool-for words cell phone card with Valentine text message and candy button phone buttons. Alas, the geek in my son (I blame his tech-geeky dad) will ultimately out-rule the cool and he'll most likely choose the robot Valentines (techno-cool) or these rocket candy cards.
Regardless of what your tween is into he's bound to find the perfect Valentine's Day card idea that's a true expression of his personality without outing him for the comic book loving, Lego building, Club Penguin playing geek that he is.