Last Minute Homemade Valentines Card Ideas For Dads.

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and we missed our opportunity to design new homemade cards. In previous years, we created homemade Valentine’s Day card ideas for dads that were easy to make, delivered a sweet V-message and did not require an extra trip to the card store.

Here’s one from last year and it’s still free to use. (Note: If you give out this card, you better be ready to live it!)

Sit-n-Pee Homemade Valentines Card

And here are three more we’re reusing from Valentine’s Day 2011.

Valentines Card #1 – Guess Who’s Getting Lucky?
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Jubbling Holiday Shopping Guide: Avoid The Gift Card Middleman And Just Give Cash

It’s estimated that 10% of all gift cards are never redeemed – an $8 billion windfall for retailers in 2006. Forgo the unnecessary and quickly disposed plastic this holiday by avoiding the gift card and the 45 seconds of thought that went into buying it and just give cash. Cash is accepted everywhere, never expires and when you use it, you’ll get your change back. Now the possible Starbucks commuter mug that doubles as a gift card would be the only exception.


Jubbling Holiday Shopping Guide: Avoid Toys That Just Do The Endless Loop

It’s not K’nex fault for creating a looping roller coaster that my son really wanted – it’s kind of my fault for saying “go ahead, use your birthday money to buy it.” We spent one hour building it, 30 minutes watching it loop and within 24 hours, lost a key part so it wouldn’t work. Now it’s an inoperable reminder of what we shouldn’t purchase in the future. I’ve discovered that looping and boring are interchangeable when it comes to kids toys.

New or used Legos/Duplos are different. They make a great holiday gift because they are practically indestructible and every creation can be different. Your kids can construct a castle one day and then build a soon-to-be destroyed voodoo version of their sibling the next.