How do you let people know they are important? One way is to give them gifts. Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Most children may associate gifts with tangible objects, such as dolls, army men, or sweaters, but words—written and spoken—can also be gifts.
“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24
Valentine’s Day centers around the gift-giving of words related to love and friendship. It’s a great day to teach children how pleasant (or harmful) their words can be. Giving valentines is a practical way to apply this lesson. Valentine cards can be handmade or store bought. It is the thought behind them that matters most! Here are a few different kinds of valentine crafts to get you started.
- Free Printable Scripture Verse Valentines from Imperfect Homemaker
- Free Scripture Valentine Printables from Not Consumed
- Free Valentine’s Day Cards with Scripture for Children from Blessed Beyond a Doubt
- Surprise Valentines from Toys in the Dryer
- Bible Verse Valentines Printable from Rachel Wojo
When it’s time to share the valentines, use Val the Mailbox Gal. She’s great at collecting valentines around your house, at school, or even for Sunday school. But come February 14, she may need assistance sorting and delivering all of the messages. Seeing people’s joyful faces as you deliver the valentines is the best part.
If you have found another helpful resource for creating valentines, share the link in a comment below!