Hey folks! I know what you're probably thinking after reading the title of this post: “Valentine's Day? Already?! We just got done with Christmas and New Year's!” Valid points, but the fact remains that Valentine's Day is only a little over a month away. With that being said...
I'm not really a fan of Valentine's Day, to be totally honest. However, I think most of us enjoyed giving and receiving those little cards as kids (myself included), decorating special mail boxes to put them in, etc. Plus, with so many options to choose from nowadays, half the fun is picking just the right Valentine's cards out to share with friends!
That's where Peaceable Kingdom comes in. You may remember we had the opportunity to review their fun preschooler game Count Your Chickens! a few months ago (which was a big hit). Other than board games, they also off such fun things as stickers/tattoos, stationary, and even Valentine's Day cards! They have plenty to choose from, including several new designs this year, which we were able to check out and you can read about below. But first, here are some general things to know about Peaceable Kingdom's Valentine's.
*All Valentine's come in boxes with 28 cards.
*Most include 4 related designs in each box.
*Each set varies, but cards are geared for 3-5 year olds and up
*Many gender neutral sets to choose from
*Word games, scratch n' sniff, and bookmark cards are just a few categories to choose from!
*Most retail for $12.99/box
We were able to check out two of the new Valentine's Day cards, the Tic Tac Toe Valentines and Cookies & Cream Scratch & Sniff Valentines. You might be wondering why we would review Valentines at all since we're homeschooling, but the homeschool group here has a party, which I was excited to learn about! Since the children's ages in the group vary quite a bit, I thought these particular cards would serve well. Plus, they are gender neutral, which is also a bonus! (Though they did have some really fun “girly” cards. Ssshh. Don't tell Myka!)
I also liked that there is a generous number of cards included in each box. From what I hear, class sizes seem to keep going up, but 28 should be plenty for everyone in your child's class. At $12.99 for most boxes, I feel like they are reasonably priced. Given, I have no clue how much store bought ones cost nowadays, but it seems like back in the day they only came in boxes of 12 or 24 for $4-$6, roughly, and as we all know, most things have gone up in price since we were kids!
Peaceable Kingdom has all kinds of fun cards to choose from too, as I mentioned above. Aside from the yummy chocolate-smelling scratch & sniff and colorful tic tac toe game cards we reviewed, there is a paper airplane one, tattoo cards, pencil toppers, and cootie catcher game, to name a few. Your kids will be sure to find ones they and their classmates will enjoy!
The Cookies & Cream Scratch & Sniff Valentines are suggested for ages 4+, but I think they would be acceptable for any age, which makes them a perfect option for preschoolers and kindergarteners. The chocolate scent actually smells pretty good too! They, along with all of the other options, are the perfect size for small hands.
The Tic Tac Toe Valentines are recommended for ages 5+, according to the box, which I think is probably just about right age-wise. Myka just turned 4 in October and while she can play, she doesn't quite get the strategy behind the game. ;) I love the idea of having games on the cards for the added element of fun and being multi-functional. It's a pretty cute idea too, if you think about it, with the X's and O's. ;)
Don't wait until the last minute! Order some Valentines today that are sure to please your kids and their friends! And, if you didn't already know, you will be supporting a business that strives to be green, which you can read more about here. Stay up-to-date with Peaceable Kingdom on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.
Mixed Bag Mama received products in order to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and may differ from your own.