Credit: Brock Miller/Splash News Photo: Sarah Jessica Parker at the New York Fall Ballet Gala in NYC on September 19, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker’s kids may be growing up in the digital age, but Sarah’s actually requiring them to help keep the tradition of homemade cards alive — on Valentine’s Day and through the rest of the year, too.

“My daughters write thank you notes, and they’re just learning to read and be able to spell,” Sarah told People. That’s pretty impressive for Tabitha and Loretta, who are only 4 years old! “It takes a significant amount of time just to do one, and they need a lot of adult supervision.”

And once they’re older, like Sarah’s son, James Wilke, who’s 11, they’ll have to up the ante and “share their appreciation with someone.”

Since the proud 48-year-old mom isn’t afraid to brag about their artistic talents, calling them “preternaturally gifted artists,” we’re willing to bet that even if their writing isn’t perfect, the outside of the cards are gorgeous.

And when it comes to Valentine’s Day, the girls won’t make the annual pilgrimage to the valentine aisle at Target — all of their cards must be handmade, according to Mom. Sorry, girls: no One Direction cards for you this year!

“Since I was a little girl, we were not allowed to buy valentines, and my children do the same thing,” the Sex and the City actress said. “A piece of cardboard from tights or pantyhose, they have to cut out their own construction paper, cut out their own doilies. We do it every year.”

Source: People