Sweet, sweet friends and wonderful, dear readers,
I am so, so excited that the day has finally arrived to share with you the Valentine's cards created for the Give:LOVE project!
If you missed the unveiling of this project, take just a moment to revisit my post from last month where I explain what the Give:LOVE project is all about. I have been overwhelmed with the response of people who want to join in making a lasting impact on the lives of children around the world ensnared in the horrors of trafficking and slavery. Many of you expressed the way your heart ached when you read about the work of Love146, and though most of us who are so profoundly moved by this issue can't work on the front lines of battle, we can most certainly support their work with our donations.
A small group of wonderfully like-minded women rose to the occasion in creating Valentine's cards for this project. In fact, there are so many designs to choose from, I decided to create separate pages for all of them so you can peruse as many choices as you would like to in the most simple way possible.
You will see that there are a variety of options here: single-sided cards, front-and-back cards, and postcards. Some need only cutting and personalization to be ready to go, some invite more customization from the artists around your table. Some specify the support of Love146.org and others are more vague. You get to choose what works best for your family!
Each page has a jpeg of the image as a preview so that you don't have to download each choice to see it. The link to download the image as a PDF is beneath each jpeg.
Without further ado, let's get started on redeeming Valentine's Day into something powerful and life-changing!
From designer Lori Crawford:
four sweet treats
From designer Alaina Pompa:
hearts and flowers
From Michele @ Frugal Granola:
And once again, I'm asking for help in spreading the word about this project. If you have a few moments today, would you please post this project to a message board you frequent or to Twitter or to your Facebook profile or send out the word on email? A very dear friend of mine emailed details about the project to the leadership at her children's schools, and wow . . . heart burst.
Bloggers, if you would like to join me in spreading the word about this project, the lovely Alaina Pompa has created a blog button that you can put in your sidebar. This will bring people directly to this post so they can read about the project and choose Valentines as well! Just copy the code from the box below and paste into your sidebar:
Let's move quickly on this as February greets us and we begin our countdown to V-Day.
Blessings on each of you and THANK YOU!
Other resources to check out:
Broken Heart Club at Love146: Valentines of a bit more grown-up nature
Valentine's Day Challenge: Amber Robinson reminds us that "Real love has a wide circle to include more in the celebration."
Valentines Fundraiser: My friends Shaun and Katie Fox are adopting from Colombia and have put their exceptional design skills to work to create four FUN sheets of Valentine's Day cards. Each purchase goes to help them build their adoption fund!