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Hello! My name is Molly McEachern, and I am Smudge Ink’s 2015 spring intern! I am a senior illustration major at Lesley University College of Art and Design, and I enjoy reading comic books and collecting animal bones!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I found myself thinking about how some of the most important loving relationships in my life are with my best friends. When you’re single, it’s easy to snub Valentine’s Day as being a holiday just for couples. But then I thought--why not use it as an opportunity to show those BFFs in our life what their friendship means to us?

I thought back to elementary school when the whole class would decorate paper bags with construction-paper hearts and ridiculous amounts of glitter glue, and everyone would give valentines to everyone else. It was so much fun making the cards and just as much fun opening up a bag that was filled to the brim with adorable, hand-made valentines from all your friends! Most importantly, no one felt left out or unloved.

In the spirit of such a tradition, I designed these printable Valentine’s Day cards for kids (and adults!) to share with their friends. It turns out you don’t need a sweetheart to celebrate Valentine’s Day, only a little glitter glue. Enjoy!