It’s finally here! A day I’ve long been awaiting. A day when little A will be sent off to school with a bag full of Valentine booty for all his little preschool mates to enjoy.

Oh how I love Valentines. Hands down some of my favorite memories as a child were cutting doilies and red and pink construction paper hearts and applying them to a self-made mail/shoe boxes of sorts in preparation of the wonderful flood of cards and candy to be received by peers. When it was all over I’d sit in my room sorting through my loot, picking out which cards I liked best. I remember Garfield and Peanuts cards were usually on the top of the list. Oh what magical school memories (second only to the Halloween costume parades and cotton ball Santa beards).


In honor of this momentous occasion little A and I have decided to share our Pirate Valentines with all of you. Simply download the boy and girl pirate sheets and get started.




You can then print these onto white or colored card stock. From there you simply cut out felt heart eye patches and then stitch across the paper, write a cute piratey saying such as “you’re gRRReat!” and the front of the card is complete.


You can get creative with the candy. Here little A and I did variations of gummy hearts sealed in sewn wax paper and lollies stitched right onto the back of the cards.

Little A can hardly contain himself. He can’t wait to dress up as a pirate and deliver his treasure to all his friends. He also can’t wait to have a lolly, so I slipped a little card in his bag just for him, from mommy.

Now all I need is a box (or two) of chocolates, conversation heart cookies and a night out with Jon and my V-day celebrations will be complete.


** All downloads are for personal use only. Please do not use for resale, or commercial production.

January 28, 2010
February 15, 2010



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    February 11, 2010

    i think i became more excited than a little kid when i saw these! definitely my favorite valentine i’ve seen and the fact that you are sharing them is amazing! thanks!!!

    soooo cute!

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    February 11, 2010

    Those are so full of awesomeness. Thanks for sharing!

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    February 11, 2010

    oh my goodness! i can’t believe how cute they aaaarrrr!

    i don’t think we get into it as much over here in Australia – at school anyway. i wish we did though!

    i think the adults get into it more here. then again, it’s been a while since i was little A’s age.

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    February 11, 2010

    I can’t tell you how much I love these! Most adorable valentines anywhere.

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    Anna Liesemeyer

    February 11, 2010

    these are soo clever. I love it!!

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    February 11, 2010

    These are super cute! {they were featured on 30days} Thanks so much for sharing them. 🙂

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    A Beautiful Party

    February 11, 2010

    these are great! i’m sure he’ll have the coolest cards at school!

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    February 11, 2010

    So cute! These are just what we needed. Thanks!

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    February 11, 2010

    These are fantastic.

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    February 11, 2010

    Just discovered your blog and I am so excited. I love it!!! I love all the boy ideas since they are scarce. Oh and these cards are ridiculously cute. Is that a word? I’m so bummed my printer is not working right now. Arrrrr!

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    February 11, 2010

    Thanks for making our Valentines day! I was feeling bad I didn’t have time to make anything with Dylan for his classmates, but we’re going to do these tonight!!

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    February 11, 2010

    I just finished these, and they look awesome. My kindergartener will be so excited to hand out his little pirates out tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Mama Bird

    February 12, 2010

    those pirate valentines are soooo fabulous!

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    February 14, 2010

    i love these! thanks for making it available to download! we’ll use them next year!

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    handmade charlotte

    February 14, 2010

    cutest ever! you do such a great job!!! xoxoxo!

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    February 15, 2010

    these are ADORABLE! i love them! and i love you! i want to rub my hand on your shoulder & hope some of your creativity rubs off on me 🙂

    ps- my girls are crazy in love with your dolls. they’ve been to the store, the park & on a walk with them. and right now they’re all sleeping with them.

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    February 16, 2010

    Courtney, I’m SO glad your girls love their dolls so!! That is truly the best feedback I can get. You’ll have to take a pic of them with their little friends sometime for me :).



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    February 26, 2010

    so totally awesome mer!

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    April 24, 2010

    these are sooooo awesome!

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    January 25, 2011

    my four year old son saw me look at these this morning through Crafty Crow and he exclaimed that this is what we wants to make this year! These are SO cute…and I love the sewn wax paper on the back with just a little piece of candy. Great job!

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    January 25, 2011

    oh i can’t wait until my 2 yo son has a valentine’s day party when he goes to school! i am def. bookmarking this! thanks!

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    Beth- the mama bee

    January 25, 2011

    too cute. Thanks for sharing! Beth

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    January 25, 2011

    oh my gosh, these are adorable!!! thank you!

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    January 25, 2011

    love these! thank you!

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    January 26, 2011

    These are great! I love the idea and am going to make my own version I think… our school mascot is a Pirate. How perfect!?

    I also gave you a shout out on my site.

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    January 26, 2011

    found you through Be Different, Act Normal. Very cool! Love the idea!

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    January 31, 2011

    My son is having his Pirate Birthday party this weekend. I think these will be a great follow-up for Valentine’s! Thanks for sharing…these are awesome!

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    February 1, 2011

    My son wants to make his own Valentines cards this year . I was trying to think of some thing really cute and “boy-worthy” I think this would be g-arrrr-eat!
    (p.s. I would love for you to come over and join in on my giveaway!)

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    February 2, 2011

    Thank you for sharing such cute valentines. Many of our families at have little kids that must patch one eye for vision therapy. I have linked to your post, as patching is tough and these little pirates make it look very cute!

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    Marie {Make and Takes}

    February 2, 2011

    I can’t get over how adorable these arrrrrre!! I just wanted to let you know I added it to the M&T Spotlight:

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    February 4, 2011

    adorable! I love combining sewing and paper. thanks for sharing.
    I love these!I also wanted to let you know that I’ve added it to my link love today.

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    February 8, 2011

    Thank you… love these!

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    Beth- the mama bee

    February 8, 2011

    We made these and will passing them out at both my daughters kindergarten and son’s preschool. They are too cute. Thanks for the download!

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    Auntie Lolo

    February 8, 2011

    I love this! I featured it on my blog



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    February 10, 2011

    I love these!!!

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    Jacky Hackett

    February 11, 2011

    These are grrrrreat! Thanks for sharing.

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    February 11, 2011

    Oh, these made me smile! Hope you don’t mind if I link to them on my blog. Thanks for sharing them!

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    February 12, 2011

    just made 104 of these for my husband’s church group–thanks a million! they are super fun. thanks again.

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    February 13, 2011

    I made these for my sons’ valentines! so big thanks!!

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    February 13, 2011

    thanks for making these! they’re sweet!

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    February 14, 2011

    Thank you for these! I made them for my daughter’s class and they were soooo cute!

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    Holiday Snob

    February 15, 2011

    So adorable! I made these for my daughter’s valentines party today, pix are at

    Thanks again!

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    Hannah Hurley

    January 5, 2012

    These are super cute! I found the link on! So adorable! I’m glad I stumbled on your blog…it’s adorable!! Thank you!!

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    January 8, 2012

    These are awesome. Perfect for my pirate-crazed daughter! We can’t do food gifts in her class due to allergies so I think I’ll make each of the kids a little felt heart eyepatch of their own to match the valentine. Thanks so much!!!

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    January 13, 2012

    Oh my, how fun is this!!? Love this idea, so creative! I just wanted to let you know I featured this on my blog today:

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    The Mommy Teacher

    January 14, 2012

    Absolutely love these!! Just posted about it on Craft Gossip! Found picture on pinterest!

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    geraly unite-o'day

    February 7, 2012

    visiting via a link from daily candy… 🙂 LOVE this idea! thanks for sharing it!

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    February 8, 2012

    these are great! I shared this on our blog, Modern Hostess.

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    February 9, 2012

    Thanks for the printable…I just whipped these up for my 3-yr-old pirate-lover. Cute and so easy!

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    February 10, 2012

    You can attach the heart patches with a glue stick to make it even easier. I used glitter red and purple felt, tiny gold adhesive gems for earrings and gold teeth, and attached gold-foiled chocolate coins to the back in little plastic baggies, to make the pirate theme complete! A couple more message ideas: “I treasure your friendship, Valentine!” and “Arrrr you going to be my valentine!” Thanks for the inspiration. The kids in my daughter’s class will love them!

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    Elizabeth Lucy

    February 10, 2012

    Thank you ! Love the pirates for my boys’ friends.

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    Polly @ Helping Little Hands

    February 11, 2012

    Thanks so much for the printable. We just finished making some for my daughter. She has to wear an eye patch sometimes to help her weak eye get stronger, so these are perfect. She’s going to deliver her Valentines wearing her own pirate eye patch and pirate dress.

    “Arrrrrrrrgh!” (That’s from my daughter.) 🙂

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    February 11, 2012

    Oh Polly I love your story and your darling daughter. Happy Valentines!

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    February 12, 2012

    Thank you so much for the printable. I sat down with my 5 yo daughter and 8 yo son and made valentines. I printed “You’re grrreat!”, “I lurrrrve you!” and “You arrrrre sweet!” at the top of each. Printed them on pastel coloured cardstock. The kids signed their names, put a heart-shaped sticker on each and then I stapled an individually wrapped candy to the back.

    Thanks for creating something fun for us to make!

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    nicole choules

    February 13, 2012

    oh man these are fab!

    so nice to meet you sat.

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    AP Mommy

    February 14, 2012

    I saw these when you first posted them – and I finally was able to use them this year! SO THANK YOU!! I’ll link to you when I blog!

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    February 14, 2012

    great valentine! my 7-yr. old loves it! as we were short on time, we substituted the felt heart with a heart sticker which he and his almost 3-yr. old sister helped me with sticking on as the eyepatch. thank you!

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    September 13, 2012

    Hey Dear, your files arrrr off 🙁

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    Tammy D

    January 23, 2013

    I would love to use this for my son but the link isn’t working. Could you help me?

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      January 28, 2013

      working on it. will let you know. thanks!


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