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valentine's day gifts:: we make a great pair

for the little ones...


for the teachers...

Preschool Valentine's Day parties are a lot of fun, and this year the smart teachers at my boys' school have asked that we avoid giving candy as gifts.

So, while I was on the hunt for a fun (non-sugar) alternative, I walked though the dollar section at Target and noticed a pile of Valentine's Day socks.  It just so happens that new socks are one of my favorite little pleasures in life, so I ran with that idea. The large (economy) packs of socks for the kiddos were the easiest solution in terms of numbers, and then I went with the festive $1 socks for the teachers.

Each pair of socks has a tag attached that reads "we make a great pair" (leaving enough room for the boys to write their names). The tags are printed on white card stock a glued to a second (slightly larger) piece of red card stock.

A free PDF download of the tags is available below if you would like to make "a pair" for your Valentine's this year!

  • "great pair" Free PDF download (makes 10 tags)
  • white card stock (to print tags on)
  • colored card stock (background color) -  cut to 2" X 3.5"
  • ribbon (~15 inches for each tag)
  • hole punch
  • glue
  • socks

(To print correctly:  click the link above, when that page opens, click "print (1 page)" at the top left corner of the page - this will allow you to open the PDF file and then print @ 100% - full page)

***This is my first PDF download, so please let me know if you have any problems!*** 

2011 UPDATE:

Check out the updated tags for 2011 HERE!


  1. What a GREAT Valentines gift! Thank you so much for the idea!

  2. What a great idea! Im having a valentines party for my friends and Im going to go on a search for some socks this weekend. Thanks for the idea!

  3. This is such a sweet gift idea! Who wants chocolate when you can have socks?

  4. What an adorable idea!

  5. I love it! I dont want candy being given to my peanut-allergic son, so I love these creative alternatives.

  6. You are right! What smart teachers your kids have. Lucky you!

  7. This is brilliant! I was looking around on the internets for valentines day crafty ideas my son and I could do for his cousins/friends/teachers and landed here. Love it! So much. Thanks for sharing.