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20 best Valentine's Day cards for kids and their friends

From sweet surprises to fun cards.
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, meaning it's time to start thinking about gifts, cards and chocolate if you haven't been already.

Want to avoid a handmade card fail? Dreading the thought of helping your child write the names of all of their classmates on those tiny valentines (and figuring out their addresses if they're learning from home)? Looking for a way to get creative with your kid's valentines without subjecting yourself to hot glue burns? We've got you covered.

From fun cards with a sweet surprise to those must-have "Paw Patrol" valentines, we've rounded up some of the cutest love notes the internet has to offer.

Bestselling Valentine's Day cards for kids

Playhouse Yummy Donut Scratch and Sniff Cards

The annual classroom Valentine's Day party might not have the usual festive spread of heart-shaped foods and pink-frosted doughnuts, but at least everyone can enjoy the delicious aromas of the sugary sweet with these scratch-and-sniff cards.

Shiny Foil Tattoo Valentines

Instead of candy, the temporary tattoos in this pack make for a fun Valentine's Day treat. Lightning bolts and hearts make the tattoos extra special.

Joyin Valentine's Day Scratch Paper Valentine Cards

Encourage your little artist to scratch their own messages and designs on these scratch paper valentines.

Peaceable Kingdom Valentine's Super Pack

Available in packs of 28, these Valentines feature mazes leading to a special surprise.

Dino-Mite Eraser Valentine Cards

Your kid's classmates are bound to roar with delight over these dinosaur valentines, which come with erasers.

More Valentine's Day cards for kids

Sweet Foods Valentine Card Set

These yummy messages are so sweet, they might just give their classmates a toothache!

"You Color My World" Note Card

Your child's classmates will have so much fun coloring and decorating their heart-studded valentines — and their parents will be thrilled to have another piece of artwork to hang on the fridge.

Air Hugs Mailable Classroom Valentines

Just because your kiddo might be learning remotely this year, it doesn't mean they have to miss out on showing their affection. Just send their air hugs via snail mail!

Amusend Foldable Monster Valentine's Day Cards

Ahhh, cute monsters! With heartwarming messages printed inside of their mouths, these creatures are more sweet than scary.

Meri Meri Magic Valentine Card Set

Spread a little magic during the classroom valentine exchange with these appropriately-themed cards.

Joyin Valentine's Day Cards

These cute Valentine's are as sweet as candy — and each one can hold a sugary surprise in its arms.

Rainbow Pencil Unicorn Valentines

Not only are these valentines super adorable, they also come with a fun rainbow pencil for all the little artists in the class.

Instant Friends Mailable Valentines

Say cheese! Adorned with an instant camera on the front, these trendy postcards can be customized with your child's face inside the Polaroid picture.

Playhouse Funny Joke Scratch Off Valentines

Bring some silliness to your child's Valentine's Day with these scratch-off joke cards available on Amazon.

Emoji Classroom Valentine

These personalized classroom valentines from Minted can feature your child's photo on the back or a tic-tac-toe game.

Fun Dip Candy and Card Valentines

With a pack of 24 valentines and Fun Dip packs, this kit is a pretty sweet deal.

"Paw Patrol" Valentines

If Ryder, Marshall and Chase are some of your kid's favorite pups, they're sure to love these "Paw Patrol" valentines.

Llama Fun Classroom Card Set

These llama-zing Valentines will make your little one the hit of the Valentine's Day party.

Valentine's Cards with Mailbox

Grab everything they need in one go with this set of valentines and a festive mailbox for exchanging cards at school. The set includes 32 cards and a separate card for the teacher.

Secret Admirer Classroom Valentines

These secret admirer valentines from Minted are an adorable way for your little one to reveal his admiration for his classmates.

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Terri Peters and Jess Bender contributed.