Grandparents’ handmade valentines and Valentine Poem. The best Valentines grandparents receive are the Valentines that their grandchildren made themselves…at least for us, they are! I don’t think any grandparent would disagree. As my children can attest to, they’ll tell you I’m sentimental and love a poem in my Valentine…so…I’ve written a simple Valentine Poem (see below) for grandchildren to include with their handmade Valentine for their grandparents. Retype, print, or write the poem on a white paper then glue it to the back of your handmade valentine for grandparents.

3 Handmade Valentines from Grandchildren

In my search for fun, easy Grandprents’ handmade Valentines from grandchildren, I came across a Tic-Tac-Toe design on as shown below. It caught my attention at first because it is simple, but then I thought about the cost. If you are familiar with scrapbooking stickers, you’ll realize that to accumulate the X’s and O’s, you’d have to purchase several packs of ABC stickers which alone could total more than $6.00. So, I ran over to AC Moore and purchased supplies to make similar cards for less cost.

The first handmade tic-tac-toe Valentine design is from, the second and third Grandparents’ handmade Valentines are similar designs by

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Card 1

Tic-Tac-Toe is an easy and fun game to play with children. Help them create this grid pattern using strips of cardstock glued to the front of pink cardstock. Next they can rub-on X’s and O’s in eight of the squares. Tie a ribbon on a scrapbooking message tag to add to the ninth square for an added touch.  (See below for two handmade Valentine card versions I made.)

  • 3 sheets of cardstock (black, pink, and another for backing)
  • rub-on X’s and O’s stickers
  • 1 message tag
  • 1 short piece of ribbon
  • craft glue
 grandparent valentine

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Card 2

This Valentine could be for grandparents from their grandchild or from grandparents to their grandchild expressing love. This special Valentine was made following the design of the above Valentine by using cardstock and stickers plus one wooden embellishment (see below for pricing).

Cardstock 12″ x 12″ sheets:

  • 1 adorable cropped photo on photo paper
  • 4.5 x 5.5 teal (4 from one sheet)
  • 4.25 x 5.25 dark pink (4 from one sheet)
  • 2 – .25 x 4 black strips
  • 2 – .25 x 5 black strips (many from one sheet)
  • Stickers from Valentine Sticker pad
  • 1 wooden embellishment from pack of 8
  • Glue stick

handmade valentines

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Card 3

For some, cost may be a concern so I made a similar Valentine card using construction paper I was able to buy at 50% off (see below for pricing), stickers from the same pad, and one wooden embellishment from the same package I used for cardstock Valentine Card 2.

Construction Paper 9″ x 12″ sheets:

  • 1 adorable cropped photo
  • 4.5 x 5.5 red  (4 from one sheet)
  • 4.25 x 5.25 light pink (4 from one sheet)
  • 2 – .25 x 4 black strips
  • 2 – .25 x 5 black (many from one sheet)
  • Stickers from Valentine Sticker pad
  • 1 wooden embellishment from pack of 8
  • glue stick

Note: After gluing all pieces in place, place this construction paper Valentine card under a heavy book so that it dries flat.

Cardstock Valentine Card Pricing:

  • cardstock @ $.33 / sheet
  • 456 stickers @ $1.00 / pad
  • 1 wooden embellishment $.25 / pack of 8 (sale)
  • 4 x 6 100 sheets photo paper  $9.99 (2 photos/1 sheet)
  • glue stick @ $.59

Approx. cost for 4 Valentines : ~ $2.00

Construction Paper Valentine Card Pricing:

  • 200 value pak construction paper @ $2.50 (sale)
  • 456 stickers @ $1.00 / pad
  • 1 wooden embellishment @ $.25/8 pieces (sale)
  • printer paper (1)
  • glue stick @ $.59

Approx. cost for 4 Valentines: ~ $.30

  • Additional Notes:
    ~Add adhesive magnets to the back so grandparents can proudly display their personally made Valentine Card on the refrigerator!
    ~Envelopes can be purchased
    ~No affiliates links in this post
    ~Prices may have changed over the years

Grandparents’ Valentine Poem from Grandchildren


I’m  (We’re) sending you lots of hugs and many a kiss
Because it is you, Nana and Poppy (Grandmother) (Grandfather), I (we) miss

I (We) made this special Valentine just for you
Because I (we) feel special whatever we do

Your love is my (our) treasure
I’ll (We’ll) love you forever

So I’m (we’re) sending my (our) love this way…
Happy Valentines Day!

Hugs and Kisses,

Poem by Barbara R Johnson

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