Valentine’s Day is always a difficult one for us because as you’ve probably realised if you’re reading this, our site is geared towards kids’ printables. Generally speaking, we find most people don’t think of it as a celebration for children. Once upon a time, it was deemed to be a day for the lonely-hearted to find the courage to secretly send a card to someone they admired. Over the last couple of decades however, it seems to have morphed into a day which emphasises the celebration of love between couples. Either way, it’s still largely one for the grown-ups.
Having said all this, we do often get requests for something to print out for the children… so perhaps the whole day is becoming something of a family affair. For those of you who have asked, here is a small collection of what we do have in the way of printables suitable for Valentine’s Day. We hope you enjoy them and of course, that your day is filled with love.
Write a Poem for Valentine’s Day:
Poetry is a traditional part of Valentine’s Day and you may want to find one online or write your own inside a card. If you’ve no idea where to start, you could always take look back into history. For example, have you ever heard a rhyme which starts, “Roses are red, violets are blue”? Well, its roots are probably older than you think. It has been traced back to a very long poem called “The Faerie Queene”, which was written by a man named Edmund Spenser and published in England in 1590. Just shy of a couple of hundred years later, a more modern take on the rhyme appeared in a collection of English nursery rhymes called “Gammer Gurton’s Garland“:
The rose is red, the violet’s blue,
The honey’s sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou’d be you.
Obviously given its age, the verse above is now in the public domain, so feel free to use it yourself in any way you choose. Or, like so many before you, you could copy the first two lines then write your sweetheart a special version it to keep for their very own. We can’t think of a more romantic gift!