Okay folks, it’s down to the wire – you can’t email your children’s classmates their valentine cards – so what’s a Mom (or Dad) to do when you’re empty-handed? Turn to the Internet of course and all the creative people who are willing to share their talents for free or very inexpensively! Here’s a run down of a few sites where you can find some great printable valentine cards and great DIY ideas for classroom valentines – I actually had to use one this morning when our babysitter told me that they were going to a Valentine party this morning!
Minted – Eyes for You DIY Valentines: http://www.minted.com/julep/2013/02/04/eyes-for-you-diy-classroom-valentines
Cool Mom Picks – 15 of the best free printable Valentine’s cards for the classroom (no cheesy ones, promise): http://www.coolmompicks.com/2013/02/best_free_printable_valentines_cards.php
Khristian A. Howell: http://www.khristianahowell.com/shop/downloadables/printable-stationery/holiday/valentines-day-printable-card – You can find some of her lovely email stationery designs on MeebleMail.com
Miss Tina Classroom Valentine Freebie
1. When did you decide to become a designer?
My mom would say I was a designer from age 2 when drawing on my walls with bright colors. For me, I’d say when I moved to New York is when I became a designer.
2. Who & what inspires you?
Designers like Tory Burch, Tucker, Diane von Fursterberg, basically anyone who used bright, bold pattern and makes it an instant classic.
3. You have an extensive line of paper stationery. What was appealing about transforming your designs into personalized email stationery?
It’s always fun to see a new extension of the brand. To let people have designer email just seemed like a fabulous, natural fit.
4. What do you do when you’re not designing your beautiful patterns?
Playing with my sweet triplets and my amazing husband!
5. What is your favorite Dabney Lee email stationery design?
Happy feathers is one of my favorites. I love the colors and the peacock… it’s a great design for any age.
To learn more about Dabney Lee and see the full Dabney Lee email stationery collection, visit https://www.meeblemail.com/Home/Browse?partner=2
In just about every meeting or conversation we’ve had about MeebleMail, people ask where the name came from and what it means.
The idea came from a book that my Mom used to read me when I was a child – she was an avid reader and attempted to instill that love in my sister and I – though I didn’t become a real reader until after college. My Mom passed away unexpectedly three years ago and when we were cleaning out her house, we found the books my Mom had kept from our childhood. One of the books was called “Mr. Meebles” and was written by Jack Kent in 1970. The book is about an imaginary friend and ideas – One line in the book resonated with me “An idea isn’t an idea until somebody has it”. At the end of the book (spoiler alert!) the imaginary friend, Mr. Meebles, comes to life because he has the idea. As I read the book to my son, the message really spoke to me as a designer and entrepreneur.
Our tagline is “Add a little ‘me’ to your email” – I see MeebleMail as making your email “me-able” since it allows a user to completely customize the look and feel of their email based on their personality.
“Mr. Meebles” is out of print now, but if you can find a copy at a library – it’s worth reading to your kids.