Chrissy spreads the valentine's day cards out in front of her, her heart heavy.

A Valentine for Ewe

Chrissy spreads the valentine's day cards out in front of her, her heart heavy.

You're still filling out those valentines, honey? What's taking so long?

Just LOOK at these valentines.

The sappy valentines lay before her.

"Bee mine"? I can't give that to a boy! They'll think I LIKE them!

The only one remotely platonic is "Beary kind"... but like I really want to give that to some scab-eater.

I just think the makers of these kits need to get a litle more realistic..

You are fowl

It’s kind of late, but if you simply MUST have “You Are Fowl” as a card, I added it to the Zazzle shop here. If you can’t see it yet, it may take a day to process.

OR you can print these mini valentines for FREE if you want!

Here is the pdf of all the valentines

And one of just the FOWL valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!





86 responses to “A Valentine for Ewe”

  1. missemmalou Avatar

    Two lovely posts in the same week! what a lovely treat! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too!

  2. whatimeant2say Avatar

    I think you have found your calling – realistic kid Valentines. I always had that problem, too, when I was a kid. Honestly, I think any boy I would have given the last “You are Fowl” one to would have been ecstatic!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Ha! I’ll have to start earlier next year to create some really good ones.

      1. whatimeant2say Avatar

        I’m telling you – it’s a goldmine!

  3. Rae Avatar

    Haha, I always loved picking out Valentine’s to give out at class and then reading the ones I got to figure out who was secretly in love with me. I would have liked to give out the “You Are Fowl” though to a few people I know. Heck, I’d even give that one out to some people I know now!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Oh, I used to do it, too. I would analyze the handwriting… did he spell my name right? Did he write it really carefully or with some flourish? ….wait, did his mom write this? Ah, Valentine’s Day.

  4. Miranda Gargasz Avatar
    Miranda Gargasz

    This is just awesome! I really laughed out loud.

  5. Noteworthy Avatar

    I think I specifically remember being a little jerk and skipping the valentine envelopes of icky boys in elementary school. I absolutely love the cards on this one, though, all of them. I also appreciated the list of names in the first panel with the pencil detail.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Awww, poor icky boys.

    2. Michael Cargill Avatar

      As a former icky boy who used to run around playing football and jumping in puddles, I am very offended.

      1. Noteworthy Avatar

        Adult me is sorry! I’m sure you weren’t/aren’t that icky!

        1. Michael Cargill Avatar

          Apology… DENIED.

          I demand a kiss.

  6.  Avatar

    I remember those grade-school valentine’s day cards!!! :)

  7. becomingcliche Avatar

    Another genius post.

  8. Boggleton Drive Avatar


    Please turn the “You are Fowl” one into an actual Valentine’s Day card. I promise you I will give it to the girlfriend.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Haha! I added it to the zazzle shop here, but I’m not sure it will get to you in time for Valentine’s Day!

    2. themiddlestsister Avatar

      I’m working on a pdf of mini-fowl valentines. Almost done!

  9. Linda Avatar

    Great post. I remember my girls filling out the cards. My youngest daughter carefully thought about each Valentine and who she would give it too. She did not want to give a card to many of her classmates, I don’t recall how we got around that one without hurting feelings. Have a great day.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      This day is fraught with emotional turmoil for tender little hearts.

  10. MsDiyahJ Avatar

    Loved your post! Made my day! :)

  11. Russ Nickel Avatar

    That’s awesome. I love its glowing eyes and snake-like head. I wonder what presenting someone with that valentine tells them…

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Geese are the worst. If someone gives you a thing with a goose on it… it means you are the worst. :)

  12. MegansBeadedDesigns Avatar


    I can think of quite a few people I would just LOVE to be able to give this card to…

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      haha, now you can! You can leave it anonymously in their cubbies.

  13. Angie Z. Avatar

    I loved this! I also used to agonize over what cards to give and what lovey word might be misinterpreted. I even agonized over the messages on the conversation hearts. Thank God they finally made benign ones like “you’re cool”. I still remember the card I got from a boy I liked that I was hoping would be lovey-dovey. Instead it was Mr. T: “I pity the fool who won’t be my valentine.”

    Those valentines you made are the best!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Aw, I bet the boy who gave you Mr. T gave it to you because Mr. T was the coolest and so are you.

  14. Naomi Baltuck Avatar

    Very perceptive, and cute, too. Great post.

      1. Naomi Baltuck Avatar

        I always enjoy your post. I am one of five sisters, too, and you nail the family dynamics!

  15. boomerdink Avatar

    Ha ha! I remember feeling the exact same way in elementary school!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      It was such torment! Anything could be read into those tiny paper cards!

  16. keatslover Avatar

    That’s wonderful! and I can actually think of people to send that to.Happy valentine’s day!:)

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Happy valentine’s day!

  17. Sharon Avatar

    Yes! My “Like” bumped your thumbnails into row 4. That’s alotta likes. Very nice.

  18. bhbkidstyle Avatar

    Ha-ha-ha! How true!!!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Hope you have a happy valentine’s day!

      1. bhbkidstyle Avatar

        Thank you! You too!

  19. Tin Roof Press Avatar

    I think you need to make these into cards.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks, I’ll try :)

  20. riatarded Avatar

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

    These are so awesome!

    Also, I was away and just read through all the posts that I have missed out on and my favorite one is the one about making barf! You are like my long lost sister :P

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Ha! I’m glad you liked it. 100% true story.

  21. asoulwalker Avatar

    I would so love to receive such a card.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      hahaha! I think I would like to get one that said “You are a deer” with an image of a deer. Not quite punny, just weird.

  22. sweetpea0944 Avatar

    Reblogged this on Sweet Life and commented:
    My newest favorite blogger is The Middlest Sister! I love her creativity. She represents everyday life in a funny, yet realistic way. A must read!

  23. The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife Avatar

    I took your offer up and made a Valentine using your work (for FREE!) :) Do you mind if I make some link lovin’ and share it on my blog?

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Oh, yay! I hope they turned out well! Feel free to share!

  24. notquiteold Avatar

    As I remember it, I only got cards from the gross boys. Always Curtis. Never William.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Me too, me too. Sigh.

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  28. muddledmom Avatar

    So funny! My kids haven’t quite hit that point yet as far as writing them. But every now and then when my son gets one from a girl who likes him, it doesn’t matter what it says, the verdict is always “Ew!” Can’t wait until they fret over the messages they send.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Valentine’s Day for kids is so funny. Simultaneous awesome and horrifying. I mean, there are cupcakes, but also gross special feelings, but also candy, but also kissy stuff, but also…

  29. monicastangledweb Avatar

    Stopping by from The Simple Life of a Country Man’s Wife. I love your Valentine’s cards. All of them. But I love your blog, too. You’re so creative! Glad to have discovered you. :)

  30. Kate Avatar

    Ahahaha…I was just reminiscing with my roommate about this very thing the other day. Valentines are such a big deal in elementary school! Now I’m all grown up…and I hardly care at all who gets which Barbie valentine when I bring them to work tomorrow :) Except Chris D. is DEFINITELY not getting the one that says “U R Cool” because, well, why lie?

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Ha! Happy Valentine’s Day! :D

  31. Laura-Ashley Avatar

    haha i loved valentine’s day growing up and reading into the meaning of every single card i was given! glad i’m not the only one that did this!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      You KNOW there was meaning there! It just had to be decoded.

  32. Shannon Avatar

    Loved. Really loved. I’ve share with my favorite people. I really wanted to reblog today, but my son begged for his Valentine to be top post. Kids always win. You might like his hand-drawn perspective on the day, not too far off from You are Fowl, a 4th-grader’s card:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! My kids and I very much enjoy the work (I’m sure it is work) that you do to keep us entertained.

  33. Stop My Life I Want to Get Off Avatar

    I just found your blog and LOVE it – your art is wonderful and funny. I’m printing the You Are Fowl valentine for my ex-husband. :-)

  34. Dee Avatar

    Hilarious! LOL

  35. scorpz94 Avatar

    HAHAHHAHAHA incredible!!

  36. scorpz94 Avatar

    ps. check out mine…im a beginner and my first blog is kinda short so wont take too long…but i need some recommendations regarding the topic of discussion!!! :)

  37. stefsvoice Avatar

    This s an absolutely brilliant blog. I love it! It’s so creative and different. Well done! >^..^<

  38. chickenetti Avatar

    This cracked me up! I used to carefully choose the least incriminating conversation heart messages for the boys’ valentines. It took me forever and drove my mom nuts- she should have bought red hot hearts.

  39. Emily Avatar

    Isn’t it possible to buy a box of children’s valentines that just say “Happy Valentine’s Day” on them?

  40. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

    Reblogged this on The Middlest Sister and commented:

    I’m taking a short break from blogging in order to focus on a super-big project for The Middlest Sister. It is somewhere in the vicinity of 400 panels, so I have been cutting and pasting for 8+ hours every day and expect to keep on doing so until the very last panel is complete. I promise to return with a new comic shortly after that! Until then, here’s a reblog from last year. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Emily Avatar

      Hey Nicki, any hints as to what the big Middlest Sister project is going to be about?

  41. Ange Avatar

    Love the evil glowing eyes on the bird on the last panel! Really funny, well done. :)

  42. bloggeretterized Avatar

    400 panels???? wow!
    Take all the time you need! I know this will be exceptionally good!
    I’ll miss your posts but I can’t wait to see the fruits of your hard labor!

    p.s. thanks for the valentines! looooooove them! the you are fowl one is pure genius! ;)

  43. rusty Avatar

    This is hilarious!!!

  44. Micaela Avatar

    I missed this last year – I love it! Like so many others, I can definitely relate to agonizing over which card to give to whom. ;{ Looking forward to the big project.

  45. Pete Howorth Avatar
    Pete Howorth

    Best Valentines Card ever! I may start handing them out to all the attractive women at work, knock them down a peg or two. 8)

  46. dawndancers Avatar

    This is adorable! x

  47. Avatar

    Hey Nicki, when’s the big secret project going to be unveiled? I’m dying for some more Middlest Sister hilarity.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I don’t know! I’m dying to share it, but I think it’s going to be a while. Halfway done, though!

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