Valentine’s day in Spanish is Día del amor y la amistad (The day of love and friendship), Día de San Valentín or Día de los enamorados. Most Spanish-speaking countries celebrate on Feb. 14th, although in Colombia they celebrate on the third Saturday of September. Many countries also celebrate El día del amigo in June or July.
Children love Día del amor y la amistad because it is chance to recognize how important their friends are to them. It is a day for celebrating romantic relationships too, but the appreciation of friendship is a big part of the celebration.
To celebrate Día del amor y la amistad, children can print Spanish-language cards to share with their friends or make their own.
Here are a few cards in Spanish that you can personalize and print. These links show the sample text. Children can use these messages or put in their own phrases.
Te regalo esta tarjeta con cariño, porque es maravilloso tenerte en mi vida. / I’m giving you this card with affection, because it is wonderful to have you in my life.
Miles de besos y abrazos para ti en este día de San Valentín. Feliz día de San Valentín / Thousands of kisses and hugs for you on this Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Under the card click Personalizar e imprimir gratis (Personalize and print free).
Read and fill in the options together. Your child will understand the labels from the example, but these are the words that are used:
Escribe tu mensaje (Write your message)
These Valentine’s bookmarks in Spanish are fun to share with friends and family. There are three per page and they can also be personalized. This is the sample text:
Un amigo es un hermano que se elige. ¡Feliz día del amigo! / A friend is a brother you choose. Happy Valentine’s Day! (Happy Friend’s Day)
Me alegra poder contarte entre mis mejores amigos. ¡Feliz día! / I’m glad that you’re one of my best friends. Happy Day!
Un abrazo vale más que mil palabras. Acá te mando uno bien fuerte. ¡Feliz día del amigo! / A hug is worth more than a thousand words. I’m sending you a big hug. Happy Valentine’s Day! (Happy Friend’s Day)
Under the bookmarks click Personalizar e imprimir gratis (Personalize and print free).
Read and fill in the options together.
Mensaje de señalador (Bookmark message)
This is a Dora the Explorer card in English and Spanish. It says Te amo means I love you.
Several companies now make the traditional sweetheart candies, or conversation hearts, with sayings in Spanish. These are some of the most common sayings:
mi amor – my love
beso – kiss
vamos – Let’s go
bella – beautiful
amiga/amigo – friend
dulce – sweet
Te amo. – I love you
hola – hi
mi vida – a term of endearment similar to my darling(literally my life)
Llámeme. – Call me.
guapo – handsome
de nada – You’re welcome
paz – peace