Here’s a round-up of some free printable valentine’s – which is a kind reminder to myself that we’ve got to get on this year’s cards ASAP!
The 2016 theme for the Young Women and Young Men for our church is “Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life” (2 Nephi 31:20).
Every year I design printables around the new theme and this year I ran into a dilemma. I’ve really been liking some watercolor floral prints lately – which is not usually the case. So I designed the theme with this in mind. I completed the theme and sat with it on my computer for almost two weeks without touching it again. Although I really liked it, it just wasn’t me no how matter how hard I tried. It’s official. Floral prints still aren’t my thing as much as I like them. I even tried buying a floral print shirt I saw on someone else and loved it on them. I put it on and promptly removed it. Not me.
So I reworked the theme to more of a geometric pattern which is 100% me. But the work is done on the first design so I offer you two options this year!
Free downloads include a binder cover, 5×7 print, 4×6 print and the stand alone logos. Feel free to use as you please (personal use only). Enjoy!
Download 2016 YW Theme Binder Cover (Geometric Design)
Download 2016 YW Theme 5×7 print (Geometric Design)
Download 2016 YW Theme 4×6 print (Geometric Design)
Download 2016 YW Theme Logo (Geometric Design)
Download all the Valentine’s and even more at the resource library.
This is what our table looked like this afternoon, Valentine’s is in full swing!
Saturday, each of the kids decided what they wanted for their class valentine, here’s what they chose:
Capri-Sun Valentines: You are my main squeeze
Bennett’s biggest hurdle was having to write his name 24 times. That’s a lot for a three year old. After the first row he asked for a break! We printed these on 2 1/2″ stickers from Avery.
Dinosaur Valentines: You are Dino-mite Valentine
We found these plastic dinosaurs on Amazon and because we only needed 27 – we now have a nice collection for ourselves!
Oreos and paper straw: We go together like cookies and milk
Hallie really wanted to do slap bracelets. All the bracelets that came in value packs were girly and Hallie was conscious that boys wouldn’t want a purple heart bracelet. She opted for something a little more gender neutral.
Check out more Valentine’s day printables for kids here.
Hallie came home from school pretty disappointed the other day and announced that she didn’t need a Valentine’s box because they would be making one as a class.
Hunter came home with a note that he needed a box which instantly resulted in a “No fair, when I was in kindergarten they didn’t let us come up with our own.”
She sulked for a few minutes and then eagerly jumped on the chance to help Hunter with his box.
We browsed Pinterest and every few seconds he chimed in with, “Wait, scroll up, scroll up. I like that one.” Two minutes later I would get the same reaction, different valentine’s box. He liked the dragon, the football field, the ninja turtle, the minion and I can’t forget the toilet. Seriously – boys! I finally threw out the idea of making a box out of legos. He suddenly made up his mind and he ran upstairs with Hallie and they started sorting all the legos to find all the right pieces. He even came up with the idea for his initials on top.
That boy and his Legos. I’m sure his teacher will be so surprised. Lego birthday. Lego Halloween Costume. Lego disguised turkey. Lego Christmas Card. 100 Legos for the 100th day of school celebration. Lego Valentine’s Day box. Awesome.
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Is Valentine’s Day seriously just around the corner? Hallie’s ready to start on her box – I told her to make sure she needs a box before we start going down that road. I think I have her worried that third graders don’t exchange Valentines!
It will be hard to beat the last two years. I think we need to bring it down a notch just so next year the expectations will be simple again. When I suggested a cereal box covered in card stock she laughed at me. Lets be honest – Hallie will throw out some idea and I’ll agree it’s the best idea and we’ll run with it. Neither one of us is afraid of a little time and energy!
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