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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Love Endures-free printable


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Valentines Day is a little more than a month off.  I couldn't believe how quickly the chocolate hearts and candy kisses appeared in the stores after Christmas!  I'm pretty sure it was the day after. Anyone else think so too?
It's fun to celebrate holidays and gather with family and friends.  And I think any excuse to do so is a good one.  Valentines Day is all about LOVE.  Showing love to our sweetheart, our kids, our folks.  I remember being a kid in school making our Valentine envelopes to hang around the classroom for our friends to place cards in. I remember, as one Valentines Day drew near, noticing that someone had put one of the huge cards that came in the books of kid's Valentines cards we would get for our classmates, into my envelope! I was so excited, but of course, couldn't look to see who it was from until our class party. When the day arrived, I was devastated. The card was gone from my envelope. I never knew where it went or who it had been from. Funny how things like that stay in your memory. I couldn't tell you what grade it was or who my teacher had been. But I remember that card and the feeling of disappointment and confusion.

I have enjoyed many Valentines Days since then though. I love giving gifts to my family. We don't go overboard with Valentines Day though. I try to find some little things to put into a heart mug or tin. Just something to let them all know how much they mean to me.  When my kids were little we would make heart shaped cookies for my parents. We'd mail them off, hoping they wouldn't break on the way. It doesn't have to be expensive to say "I love you", no matter what the jewelry store ads might try to convince you of!


To get an early start on Valentines I decided to make up a printable to share with you.  I used PicMonkey to create it. It is such a great program to play with! You really should check it out.
I chose to use a verse from the Bible, one that my husband and I used on our wedding invitations 30 years ago this coming October.  1 Corinthians 13 is all about what love should be.


This will print out on a 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of cardstock, but you can resize it using your printer setting to 5 x7 inch.  I scaled mine to 30% to get it to the 5 x 7 inch size.  I also created it with a transparent background, so you can print it onto whatever colour cardstock you prefer.  Remember, Staples does an awesome and cheap print, so if you want to save on ink, or don't have a printer you can always get it done there.



If you would like to make a matte like the one in my photo, you can use whatever paper you like ( I have a huge stash of scrapbooking paper I chose from) and an 8.5 x 11 frame. Simply trim your printed out verse to the size you would like it to be, and cut your matte paper to fit into the frame (8.5 x 11 inches). Then centre the verse paper on top of the matte paper. Once you have it where you want it, use a few double sided sticky squares to hold it in place. Voila! A matted verse!
I hope you'll print out a copy for yourself or to give as a gift.



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12 Comments:

  • At January 11, 2015 , Anonymous Pinterest Addicted said...

    I love the idea you had about making cookies with your children! My little one is 10 months old but I cannot wait to bake with him! Thanks for the printable! Hope you have a great week!

     
  • At January 11, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Manda! I'm so glad you stopped over! You will not have long to wait till your little guy is old enough to 'help'. I have 2 grandsons and a granddaughter and another on the way in June! I expect lots of grandkids as I have 5 kids of my own. The 2 little boys are 15 months and 22 months and they already like helping their mommies! Take care and see you over at your blog.-Sue

     
  • At January 13, 2015 , Blogger Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

    Very sweet! You're way ahead of me.. I'm not even thinking Valentines yet.. I guess I should. Hope you're staying warm where you are. We're expecting freezing rain tonight. Looks like a day inside tomorrow!

     
  • At January 13, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Sherry! I always love it when you stop by! As far as staying warm..at the moment I am a bit chilly and thinking I need to go throw another log in the wood stove. I've been busy painting today and have gotten sidetracked from my regular 'chores'. Hope you don't have to go out in the freezing rain...that stuff is nasty! Take care-Hugs!

     
  • At January 19, 2015 , Blogger Southern Lady said...

    We don't do Valentines Day, but Cor. 13 is a wonderful passage and like making heart stuff all the time!

     
  • At January 27, 2015 , Anonymous Aspen Jay said...

    Powerful verse and great printable- thanks! (o: Now to start thinking about Valentines....

     
  • At January 27, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi SL! I think this is a verse we can live by. Having it displayed all year may help us to remember that.

     
  • At January 27, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Aspen Jay! I really 'love' this verse. !

     
  • At January 29, 2015 , Blogger Renee Cheatham said...

    My now step-daughter read this at our wedding last year, so this verse has an extra special meaning to me. Beautiful printable, and thank you for linking up to the Spring Craft Blog Hop!

     
  • At January 29, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Welcome Renee! Thanks for stopping by. Sounds like you have a wonderful SD! This verse really could take the place of wedding vows.-Sue

     
  • At January 29, 2015 , Blogger Beverly Roderick said...

    Very pretty! You're right about Pic Monkey. I get lost there for hours sometimes! I couldn't agree more with you about showing love in lots of little ways for Valentine's Day. Special doesn't mean expensive! Thanks again for sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop!

     
  • At February 09, 2015 , Blogger Miranda Gonzalez said...

    This is one of my favorite verses! I did a devotional on it at our homeschool Valentine's party last year. Thanks for sharing at the Valentine's Day blog hop. I pinned this!

     

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