From childhood into my teenage years, I would always make handmade cards for friends and family on birthdays and holidays. Handmaking cards was a creative outlet for me. I at one point even had a small business selling my cards online and at craft fairs. Now with the busyness of life, I often find it difficult to make time for crafting. Yet for some reason, I have this expectation I’ve put on myself that if I don’t have a handmade card, I won’t give a card at all. How can the girl that has always gifted custom handmade cards even think about giving a purchased hallmark card!? This thought is silly, trust me, I know! But don’t we all get trapped sometimes with self-imposed expectations?
If you’re like me and need some quick, yet beautiful (almost handmade!) cards for this Valentine’s Day, I’ve designed these printable valentines for you! Simply download, print, cut, and write a thoughtful note. You can even get creative by making a quick diy envelope or embellishing with glitter, paint, or hand stitching.