I’ve always been aware of allergies, but I only ever avoided tree nuts because my cousin is allergic to them so they were naturally avoided around him. However, now that my son is dairy-free and was gluten-free for a short time I am now so much more aware of the ingredients in the foods we eat and hand out. So, I went on a venture to find a way to have an allergy friendly Valentine’s Day with my son.
I still love my chocolate, but realize that a lot more people can’t have it than I ever thought was possible. My son hasn’t entered school yet, but will be in the next couple months and that has me thinking about holidays at school. It can be hard to monitor kids and make sure they aren’t getting their hands on foods they shouldn’t be eating.
Valentine’s Day Snack Cards
If you and your child want to bring in Valentine’s Day Cards to pass out that are also snacks then you might want to consider Welch’s Fruit Snacks pouches. This Valentine’s Day they have boxes that contain 28 pouches filled with heart-shaped emoji fruit snacks that can be filled out with names as Valentine’s for your child’s classmates.
Welch’s Fruit Snacks are fat free, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and contain no preservatives. This makes them a win-win for allergy conscious individuals. I love that they are something that I can share with my son without fear of it causing him any health issues.
Valentine’s Day Non-Snack Card Options
If you would rather find a cute Valentine’s Day card that doesn’t have food with it to hand out to the children in your child’s class then I would recommend you checking out these cute Coloring Crayon Valentine’s Day Cards that can be made using Cricut’s Design Space.
Valentine Crayon Box Favor
The Valentine Crayon Box Favor is not a design included in Design Space Access, but it is a super cute idea for a great little Valentine’s Day card to send to school with your little one. This design makes a simple crayon box big enough for you to fit 8 different colored crayons. You could easily buy crayons in bulk online, in a teacher’s store, or just make a trip to the Dollar Store to get some cheap crayons. This box is easily colored by the children, or could be left blank for their classmates to color when they get their little Valentine’s Day gift.
Valentine Coloring Card
This Valentine Coloring Card is also a great option for the kids this year. These cards only require two crayons and can be a great way to help let your child help put together the cards for their classmates. While you do the work making these cards on Cricut Design Space your child can pick out the crayons that go with each Valentine.
These cards are easily customized in Design Space which means that if you want to include different pictures for the kids to color you can easily substitute them in before making them for your child’s class. This particular design is one that is available for free if you have a Design Space Access subscription.