Printable Valentines (free): Crazy Straws, Socks and Guitar Picks


 Last year I designed some last-minute valentines for my kids to give to their friends, that go with a fun little ‘extra’, most of which can easily be found at a dollar store.
I think they are cute and clever. Although I have always said, “Nobody think my jokes are funnier than I do.”

This year I am offering them to you as free printables.  Aren’t I nice? :)  You will see that there is room for your child to write their friends’ names, after Valentine and before the comma, as well as a space for them to sign their valentine in the bottom right hand corner.
The link to the printables will be available at the end of this post.

02_valentines-free-printable-socks I found fun kids’ sock in different sizes at the dollar store. They came as 2 in a set (different patterns), for $1.
These would be for girls, but….

03_valentines-free-printable-socks-2 ….they also had some sets for boys.
We attached the socks to the valentine card using colorful paper clips. 
Worked like a charm. Or, a paper clip.  But with socks.

04_valentines-free-printable-crazy-straw This valentine was designed to hold a crazy straw.  All you need to do is cut a slot at each heart, and insert the straw.
A while pack of straws can be bought for $1 also at, of course, the dollar store.

05_valentines-free-printable-guitar-pick This is the perfect valentine for any little friend who is a budding musician of any kind!  If they have an appreciation for music, they’ll have an appreciation for this valentine.
I picked up the picks at a local music store.  They were for coin change.
We just stuck the pick on using a 2-sided sticky tab.

 If you like them, they are all yours!

They come 2 on a sheet for easy printing of a standard sheet size of 8.5″ x 11″ of heavy stock paper. Just cut along the center line for two!
So the individual valentines are about 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Yes a little large, to accommodate the socks and straws.

>>>>>>  You can get all of these printables HERE. <<<<<<

Click on the one you want.  Then look for options for actions, download to your computer, and print them from there.
(Any problems, please let me know in the comments, and I’ll see if I can help you.)
You can also share this offer on Pinterest or your other social networks for me, using the image below.

– Laura –

A Free Thanksgiving Display Printable For You

Dear Friends (and Family!)

Thanksgiving is just days away. Although we won’t all be gathered together in person, we like to think we all are in heart!
We ask that you remember all of those this holiday, who may be sad, lonely, ill, grieving, or otherwise struggling at this time of year, or this year in particular.  Reach out to them as you can, or remember to keep them in your prayers in a special way.

As a gift of our thanksgiving for you, I designed this 8″x10″ display printable for you!
  You can frame it, and display it anywhere you please, as a heartwarming message for all.

*NOTE: In this post, you see below the web version…which would not print to size. (It would probably be very tiny, and poor quality.) So don’t try printing it from here! It’s sized for the web only.
Please use the provided link to download your full-sized copy, at the end of this post.
 This is designed as an 8″x10″.  You are welcome to print this on either regular printer paper, or a nice sheet of card stock, and frame it.  Either way, those sheets are generally 8.5 x 11″. 
Therefore, for your convenience, you will notice a light gray line to cut along, to make your 8×10″ to size just right, and fit in your frames.

*Be sure to have your printer set for it’s best printing quality in full-color.


*Click the DOWNLOAD button in the upper right corner, and then print from wherever you saved it.

We hope you enjoy it. May God bless the abundant food on your tables, and all of you for whom it will sustain!  Give great thanks, for all good things come from the hand of God!
We are always thankful for you, and although you are all in our daily prayers, you will be especially so on Thanksgiving, in a special way.

~The Richard Family

Spiritual Easter Printable for You.


I felt like designing a spiritually-themed Easter printable for us, and to share with you.

So I did!

It’s designed to fit an 8×10 frame. I recommend printing it on white card stock.

Please be sure to DOWNLOAD and SAVE the full resolution version, as opposed to the image you see in this post, which is web sized.

Clicking on the colorful printable below, should bring you to the full sized version at my DropBox. You need to click the ‘Download’ button there.

*Warning Note: Do not right-click and ‘Save Image As’, or you will not get the sharp printable image.

Download. Save. Print. Enjoy!

I’ll share with you mine on display in my home decor, soon.

Hope you like it. : )




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Thanksgiving Placecard Holder Turkey / Free Personalizable Placecards Printable

Thanksgiving is only days away.  If you are still scrambling to add a little ‘fancy’ detail to your Thanksgiving table setting, here’s an idea for you.  This idea is one I came up with for my own Thanksgiving table setting from last year that I never got a chance to share with you all.  Our guests loved them, and hopefully you will too.

Turkey Placecard Holders

I think they are just simple, yet classy and beautiful looking.  They are easy to make, and require minimal supplies.  It’s so easy, there is no point in even showing you how to make them, when I can simply tell you in a few words:

I got a net bag of plain, natural pinecones at Michael’s Arts & Crafts.  They are for crafting and decor. I recommend not using the pinecones from any kind of potpourri, because they can be so strongly scented, and really clash with the otherwise enjoyable aromas of your Thanksgiving dinner.
The feathers were also bought at the same craft store, and come loose in a clear, flat cellophane bag. 

The kids and I simply put some glue right between the last two rows of blades, on the backside of the second to last row. Then we simply stuck the feathers onto the backside there, starting in the middle and working our way outwards to the sides,being sure they were facing forward, and fanning nicely as we worked across. That was it!  These particular feathers are very fine, so it took just a little patience.  But I chose them because I loved the colors in them. We used toothpicks to be able to maneuver the feather into the position we wanted on the still wet glue, without using our fingers and getting glue all over them.

I made them to be placecard holders, so I needed to make some of those too . . . . . .
. . . . . . and I’m going to share that customizable printable with you too, so you can have your own personalized settings like this. 
I printed them out on sheets of card stock that a variegated warm beige color to it, rather than bright white. 

  Of course you also have the option of putting the placecard on the table, beside the turkey, as seen in the photo above.

We also did something special on the inside of these placecards
; and so this is another idea or suggestion for you:
  In light of Thanksgiving, and being most thankful for the blessing of those we love, the 6 of us in our family wrote a little something on the idea of each person’s card, expressing something about that person that we love or are thankful for.  It was an unexpected surprise for those joining us around the table this holiday; my father, brother, and a family friend. And I’ll tell you what; they all cried, finding more inside, and reading it!  The kids wrote the sweetest things.

If you would like to add a more whimsical flair to your turkeys like these, for just the kids or for everyone, you could add some googley eyes on white cardstock, and an orange waddle with felt, foam or construction paper.  I just happened to love the more subtle indication of a little turkey.

O.k., here is the customizable/personalizable placecards printable I promised you, but you must get it using one of the links to the downloadable file (you choose) below . . . . . .

PSD FILE:  This version is still in layers.  If you use Adobe Photoshop or any other program that works with PSD files, you can add in each persons name, to personalize each card. The color for the font is hexcode #6f3014, and the font style I used is Cecily.  I forget the font size, but if all I just mentioned didn’t go over your head. I’m sure you’ll figure it out. Ha ha.
JPG FILE:  This version is flattened, and ready to print as is. You can simply write in each person’s name with a marker.
Specs:  8.5 x 11 printable – Use same size cardstock; I’m suggesting a light and warm or compatible color, perhaps that goes with your table setting.

And now for a little Giddy-Diddy:

If you love this idea . . . . .
Just SHARE it however you do!
But most of all please know this year . . . .
We’ll be giving THANKS for YOU!

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Thankful, for You! / A Small Gift of Thanks

 We’ve had this blog going for over four and a half years now.  Some of you have been following from the beginning, some of you joined us somewhere in the middle along the way, and some of you are new friends.  It’s been slow-growing!  The number of our readers have probably grown more than ever this year, and that’s likely because I (Laura) have put more time into it.   

No matter when you happened to join us, we want you to know we truly appreciate every one of you. For your friendships, your visits, your comments, your sharing, and your encouragement.  We just love creating, all kinds of things as you know.  It’s in our blood.  But being able to share it with you all, adds a whole new element of joy to it, for us.  Especially when any one of you find your own self inspired, and get doing some creating of your own!

With the Thanksgiving season upon us, we just thought it was another fine opportunity to say thank you. And to offer you just a little token of our thanks. It really is just a little thing, today. Still, we hope you love it.  I designed this printable with my photography, and a Scripture quite fitting for the season of gratitude.  There are two sizes, and many ways you are welcome to use it.  I’ll share some ideas below.

*Please note that to PRINT these, either with your high quality printer or at your photo printer’s, you’ll need to download the full resolution file from the links I provide you with below. To use the images for any web purposes, you can simply save the images below, right from the post. The image IN this post cannot be printed, as they are not sized accordingly. (In other words, they would be very poor quality printed.)  And if you don’t know these things and didn’t read this, you’ll be wondering why it came out so bad, and probably blame your printer.  ; )

To Use on Web: You can save the image above to your computer, for use on your Facebook to share, as your computer screen saver, to send to others as a Thanksgiving Card wish, or any other web use you can think of.
To PRINT or have printed as a 5×7 photo, download the high-quality image at the following link, and be sure to print at best quality as well:    5×7 Link for Full Resolution Image
(Use Download Button there, after clicking through the link.)
You can have it printed as 5×7 photo, frame, and place on your Thanksgiving table, or around your home as a Thanksgiving decor accent.  You can also use the photos to mount onto 5×7 blank cards, and send them as beautiful custom Thanksgiving cards in the mail, with your message written inside.  Or get crafty with it!

To Use on Web: You can save the small image above to your computer, for use as your phone background, to put in the sidebar of your blog as a Thanksgiving greeting/decor,  or any other web use as this small image that you can think of.
To PRINT or have printed as a 3″ x 2.143″ photo, download the high-quality image at the following link, and be sure to print at best quality as well:  3 x 2.143 Link for Full Resolution Image 
(Use Download Button there, after clicking through the link.)
You can have several of these small versions printed on one sheet, if you’d like.  Or print as a single small image, to create a magnet, or make tags to attach to Thanksgiving (host?) gifts such as baskets, or a bottle of wine.  Just punch a hole in the corner, and tie on with ribbon. Or come up with something crafty and creative with this small version.

Again, please go to the links provided to use the image for any printing purposes. 
For web uses, you are welcome to save the images above to your computer.

They are all yours! Hope they help you spread the love and thankfulness in your hearts, this Thanksgiving season.

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