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DIY Valentine for Babies + FREE Printable

There are so many things to figure out as a parent. It’s kind of ironic how a toaster (probably the most straight forward appliance ever) comes with a manual and yet a baby come with no instruction whatsoever. Which leads me to Valentine’s Day at daycare…
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Do you send cards, not send cards, to all the kids, just the kids in your child’s group, gifts, no gifts… what is the correct answer?! At Little Dude’s daycare the answer is “do whatever you would like, however here is the list should you wish to send cards, etc.”. I have decided that regular old purchased cards are enough for all the kids not in Little Dude’s group and that his friends will get something a little nicer.

As usual I am reining myself in here – I don’t want to go crazy and overboard but at the same time don’t want to give the lame gift. Right away I started thinking about what to get for a bunch of 1 year olds that will be a crowd pleaser when I was reminded of a marketing 101 rule: know your audience. For example when you market dog food, you market it to the owner, not the dog – the owner is the one going to make the purchase after all. So in this case the Valentine is for the babies, but you are really trying to *impress* the other parents.

Of course, I consulted Pinterest and started to plan the perfect Valentine gift for all Little Dude’s friends at daycare. The daycare workers had told me that most people give some kind of food, so I was trying to find something that was not food to stand out from the crowd a little.

I came across many fabulous ideas on Pinterest, and the one that caught my eye was pairs of socks and little notes that read: “You knock my socks off!” I LOVE the idea! I mean, how adorable is that?! And, every baby and toddler can use another pair of socks!
I hit the computer, created this Free Printable and then went shopping for socks. The print out folds in half so you should end up with a paper that you can attach easily to a baggie, a paper gift bag or even directly to the sock packaging. The back side (with a heart) has a place to put the “To/Fr” info.

January is usually a good time to find socks on sale, but there are always lots of options on online as well. Here are a few ideas:

Simple and original – print the print out (click here), buy some socks, package them together and voila! You have just created an awesome Valentine for babies!

PS Check out the finished product on Instagram and don’t forget to follow me while you’re there 🙂

xo Jenna
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Updated: Jan 2022
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    Heidi
    February 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    What an adorable idea for a baby valentine! The kids (er, parents) will love it 🙂

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    Cindy Doucet
    February 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Sweet idea ❤️ Babies and parents will love it .

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