My tween son has always had the generic store-bought Valentine’s Day cards because I just couldn’t figure out what was “cool” for boys on Valentine’s Day. Heck, I even have trouble trying to figure out what to give my husband. But this Valentine’s Day, I made it my mission to sit down with him and create a fun card that he’d be proud of. There was only one self-imposed rule: no candy. We searched online. I created Pinterest boards. And we spent a month discussing ideas.
Finally, we settled on fake mustaches as the candy replacement. I’ve been told by my tweens that mustaches are “in”. Although, I have yet to figure out why – even the teenage cashier at Party City (where they sell fake mustaches for $.25!!) couldn’t give me an explanation. If you now, please enlighten me!
Now for putting the cards together…we started out the normal construction paper and crayons route. But soon realized we were way over our heads. My son asked if we could design them on the computer instead. He’s seen mommy creating “pictures” on the computer and wanted to try it out too. (Little known Los Tweens trivia, I created the logo and background for the site by hand.) I sat him in front of the computer with my drawing tablet and off he went drawing hearts, deciding on font and placing the images. And so, the “Have a Mustache-tic Valentine’s Day” cards were born!
We’re very proud of our creation and we’re willing to share! Here’s a link to the print out: Mustache-tic Valentine’s Day . Just print, cut out and attach a fake mustache!
Have a “Mustache-tic” Valentine’s Day Los Tweens familia!