printable valentine card
It’s Valentines weekend! We’re sharing a last minute, super easy printable Valentine card. Gracie water colored a few hearts for me & I turned them into an easy last-minute card! Just print them out on some card stock (you’ll get 2 cards per sheet). You can even print out the envelope template & envelope liner along with some cute little gift tags if you want to get extra fancy!
The stress of perfection
I find that holidays, even Valentines Day, can often cause added stress. I struggle with OCD, (obsessive compulsive disorder). I’m not talking about a mild struggle that we often hear people joke about. It’s something I’ve battled since I was a small child, before it even had a name. God has brought me so far, but in some seasons of life it likes to rear its ugly head more than others. Holidays tend to be one of those ‘seasons’. I start battling thoughts of needing to ‘do’ more, finding just the right gift, or wanting to cook an amazing dinner presented in special way. If I’m not careful I begin to obsess over the ‘doing’. I need to remind myself more than ever that loving big doesn’t need a price tag! As well as that I don’t need to run myself ragged while doing it!
Loving big through the little things
Loving big is simply showing people just how much I love them, & that can be done in little ways! Speaking their love language, whether spending extra time with them, hugging them extra tight, or taking time out to play their favorite game. It might even include making a favorite meal, but being sure that I serve it in a loving environment, even if it’s on paper plates & in a not so cleaned up kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, doing something extra special can be wonderful at times, but I function best when I focus in on simply loving well.
I hope that you enjoy a Valentines day filled with loving well, as well as knowing just how loved you are.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37
“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” 1 John 4:12
Printable Valentines card files:
Valentines Day card
gift tag hearts
*be sure to UNcheck ‘fit to scale’ box when printing
Why is it that holidays, which are meant to be celebratory, can turn so stressful so easily?! This past year has been hard for me in that area because I continually am forgetting birthdays (oh let’s send grandpa a card a week late…) and just do not have the energy to make really special meals or anything. Isaac suggested me hanging up streamers for the 100th day of school. I was like, “they’re invisible, can’t you see them?” LOL
I love it, invisible streamers! What was his response?! I feel your pain, I am horrible at remembering Bdays!!!