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It’s funny the things that I miss most. Often when the girls achieved something big, we would take them to this little ice cream shop by our home for a treat. But we can’t do that now. Our state is under a stay home order through at least May. And while we don’t NEED to go places, I miss the freedom to be able to do so. I miss not having to disinfect every single grocery item before we can put it away. I miss impromptu trips to Target. ⁣
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You’re So Ex-Straw Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

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Extra. It’s a word I use on a daily basis when my girls have a meltdown about something that is  not as serious as their adolescent minds have them believe. So when we saw these “You’re So Ex-Straw” Valentine’s Day cards from Minted, I knew they were PERFECT! Pair them with these adorable crazy twisty straws and you have the perfect gift for your kid’s classmates.

The unique crazy straw design features a straw illustration, a play on words and is printed on luxe paper and comes in 5 different color options. These “You’re So Ex-Straw” Valentines are the perfect way for your kids to celebrate with their classmates! They have your child’s name printed on them so all you have to do is add the recipient’s name. They are cute enough to give out on their own, in the envelopes provided! At $20 for 25 cards, they are a price point that doesn’t break the bank.

Check out the full Valentine’s Day collection.

Minted has a variety of designs and are offering my readers free shipping with code: VDAYESSUPERMOM for a limited time.

Minted cards for Valentine's Day

glass container filled with straws and valentine's day notes

 

Some things that I considered when choosing the straws:

  1. Plastic… it’s an understandably bad word these days. So I wanted to find straws that were recyclable and reusable.
  2. BPA and Phthalates FREE… another word we’ve heard more and more over the years. Another important factor when I was shopping online for these crazy straws.
  3. Colors… I like the girls Valentine’s Day gifts to be fun, bright and cheerful. I wanted bright colors that wouldn’t fade.
  4. Quality… No one wants a product that can be used once and then has to be thrown out (especially if it’s marketed as reusable).
  5. Non-Toxic.. that’s obvious, isn’t it? And I wanted them to be food safe. Something you assume you are getting with kid-friendly products.

I was excited when I found everything I was looking for in a crazy straw on Amazon! These crazy straws come in a pack of 40.

You're so Ex-Straw valentine's day idea

valentine's day card and envelope on top of straws

How to Create You’re So Ex-Straw Valentine’s Day Gifts

You’ll need:
Minted Cards
String
Crazy Straws
Hole Punch
Scissors
Pen or Marker

Directions:

  1. Order your crazy straw cards from Minted.
  2. Punch a hole in the top left hand corner of each card and write the recipients names on each card.
  3. Place one end of the string into the hole and tie a bow around the straw to secure.

Looking for a fun and easy Valentine's Day gift for your child's classmates? Attach a You're So Ex-Straw card to a crazy straw and voila!

What do you think of our creation? And if you’re looking more Valentine’s Day ideas, make sure to check out our I Need S’more Friends Like You, I’m a Sucker For YouI Totally Dig You, You’re The Balm or Amy’s Valenslime idea!

*We were gifted product from Minted. This blog post contains affiliate links which means if you click and make a purchase, we make a small commission. We appreciate your support!

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  • Paula Schuck
    February 15, 2020

    I think these are so adorable. Also how fun are crazy straws? Everyone loves those.
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  • Kendall
    February 13, 2020

    What a cute idea to try!

  • Ann
    February 13, 2020

    I actually have all of the listed items at home, except for the cards but I can make that one myself, so I will get right on doing this for my husband and son as soon as the younger one falls asleep 🙂
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  • Autumn
    February 11, 2020

    Such a cute idea. I can’t believe Valentine’s day is this week! I am not ready!

  • Nicole Bertrand
    February 10, 2020

    These are so stinking adorable! And perfect timing as my kids’ valentine’s parties are this week. Thank you!

  • Windy
    February 10, 2020

    This DIY is so cute. Great for teachers to do with their students,

  • Roy
    February 10, 2020

    This is just lovely. Such an easy and inexpensive way to create a valentine’s card. And the colorful twisted straws would make each one look different. Great idea. Loved it.

  • Erica
    February 10, 2020

    Love this. It is such a fun and simple idea, that the kids are bound to love.

  • Bella
    February 9, 2020

    I love that so many people stopped with plastic straws it makes me so happy! i love that so many people are make small changes.

  • Sarah M
    February 9, 2020

    I loved this idea. It’s not very expensive and looks cute. Handmade gifts are valuable as it expresses your emotion more beautifully.
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  • Monica Y
    February 9, 2020

    Super cute and adorable idea, and since we try to save the planet, love it even more because it will replace the non-reusable straws, great idea

  • Eileen M Loya
    February 9, 2020

    That is a really cute idea for a Valentine’s day gift. My sister will love to get some crazy straws to give to her patients on Valentine’s day. I will send her the link to your post.

  • Lisa
    February 9, 2020

    What a fabulous idea! I like the fact that they’re non-toxic too; so important for the family!

  • Ruth I
    February 9, 2020

    I think this is a fun and lovely idea! I would love to get or give this to friends.

  • LISA
    February 9, 2020

    These straws and coordinating Valentine’s Day cards are the cutest! I love that the straws are safe and reusable. They are not only fun for kids, but creative & useful Valentine’s gifts for friends.

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    February 8, 2020

    We have stopped buying plastic straws for years now, so do appreciate that you have used a product that can be recycled. This is a great idea for Valentine’s Day party

  • Cathy
    February 8, 2020

    Saying ‘you’re so extra’ is usually a dig, so I don’t know if it’s a nice idea to give that out to friends lol!!! Maybe someone you’re frenemies with? 😀

    • Heather
      February 8, 2020

      I’m not sure I’d call it a dig. I call myself extra all the time.

  • This is too cute! Love this idea for kids Valentines!
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  • Rosey
    February 8, 2020

    I do appreciate a good straw. The ‘ex-straw’ message makes me laugh. 🙂
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  • Amber
    February 8, 2020

    You have the most adorable Valentines Day ideas! These straws will be so fun.

  • Kita Bryant
    February 8, 2020

    That is a really cute idea! I used to have a very big crazy straw collection.

  • Viki
    February 8, 2020

    What a cute idea to give for the class Valentine’s party!

  • Brandy
    February 8, 2020

    I absolutely love this! I saw it on FB earlier and was like OMG that’s brilliant. What a fun Valentine’s Card idea that kids can create on their own at home.

  • Shayla Marie
    February 7, 2020

    These are too cute! I’ll show my daughter, she would love to make them!
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  • Fatima Torres
    February 7, 2020

    I love this card idea for the kids. They love cute sayings like this. Can’t wait to surprise them with it.

  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    February 7, 2020

    I love crazy straws! I would be over-the-moon happy to get one of these cards and I’m a grown up! My teens would love them too!
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  • Myrah Duque
    February 7, 2020

    What a wonderful and unique idea that every kid would love. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day too! Those straws are so fancy and colorful.
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  • Amber Myers
    February 7, 2020

    Ooo I love this! My daughter still loves her “fancy” straws, so I’ll be sure to show her these.
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  • Paula Schuck
    February 7, 2020

    Seriously adorable. Even I love crazy straws., what a great idea and a fun one too for Valentine’s Day.
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  • Melissa Cushing
    February 7, 2020

    These are a wonderful idea for classes come Valentine’s Day! How wonderful and as a kid… those types of straws are everything 🙂 Thank you for sharing and love this adorable Valentine’s Day tip and DIY craft idea!
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  • Tara Pittman
    February 7, 2020

    My boys love crazy straws. This would be a fun treat on Valentines day

  • Jessica Collazo
    February 7, 2020

    This DIY is so cute and funny for Valentine’s Day I love it.
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  • Matt Taylor
    February 7, 2020

    hahaha those are awesome!! I love the phrase “You’re so extra!” lol I might have to steal it and start using it.
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  • Cristina Petrini
    February 7, 2020

    Never had such a simple gift turned me into something so original. I adore!
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  • Pam Wattenbarger
    February 7, 2020

    That is so cute! I’m always trying to find some non-candy gift I can give the 3-year-old’s classmates during the holiday parties.

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