Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

03 February 2014

SmileBox: Valentine's Day is coming!

VLF is a now an affiliate of SmileBox. I will post occasional deals and project ideas. But anytime you want to support VLF and get some  cards & such things please consider using the SmileBox link in the sidebar. 

A friend asked me how I stand the overly romantic Valentine's Day cards that our kids are supposed to buy and then pass around at school every year. I guess I don't think about it until Ella & I are in the store aisle looking at the super gendered cards and then when she opens the box to find overly lovey dovey cards. Then I flashback to grade school and wanting to make sure I didn't give a "I Choo-Choo-Choose You" card to the wrong boy. And at least I could put people's names on the cards. Ella is supposed to just bring enough cards for everyone. In the end my friend made cards online. Honestly that's what prompted me to finally launch my affiliation with SmileBox.

I did find customizable "My Friends Trading Cards" where you can put your kid's photo in the card! Just like the ones that my friend bought elsewhere. I took a screen shot of some I made. There are cards where you can put your face in them, some are just illustrations. But the best part is that you can edit the words.

The SMILE VALENTINE default is "BE MINE VALENTINE."

The nifty thing about SmileBox is that you can print the cards out at home (let the kids color them!) or print at a store.

If you use SmileBox, please let me know your experience!

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