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From “Your Valentine”

Carol Lombard and Clark Gable: Lombard was killed in 1942 in a plane crash, leading the grief-stricken Gable to join the army. He would go on to wear the diamond earring they found at the crash site on a necklace.  He chose to be interred next to her at Forest Lawn cemetery.

Carol Lombard and Clark Gable: Lombard was killed in 1942 in a plane crash, leading the grief-stricken Gable to join the army. He would go on to wear the diamond earring they found at the crash site on a necklace. He chose to be interred next to her at Forest Lawn cemetery.

Last year at this time as we approached Valentine’s Day,  I wrote about the power of love.  A power I concede could never be properly honored by a commercialized day.

However, after a year that showed me not only the preciousness of life, but the power of love, I am thankful that we have a date on our calendar where we are reminded to think of others before ourselves.

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[free printable] You’re My Heart

Free Valentine's Day Printable

Free Valentine’s Day Printable

Here are two free printables I made you can download, print, and give to someone you love.  One is inspired by e.e. cummings, and one by my students who always keep me up to date on what’s “cool.” These two  designs, “You’re my Heart” and “Love my Bae”,  go out to Matt, my heart, and Kishan, for explaining what “bae” is to me. [printable is a 4×5 folding card]

Instructions:

Download the PDFs below, print, cut, fold, and send.

Love My Bae

You’re My Heart

 

Free Printable "Love My Bae"

Free Printable “Love My Bae”

Serve a [DIY] Valentine’s Reminder

“From your Valentine”

DIY

     By the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in all of France and England. Although his origins are rooted in romanticized myth, my favorite twist of the tale casts him as a brave hero who helps Christians escape Roman prisons prior to being imprisoned himself.  Falling in love with the jailer’s daughter while behind bars reminds him that love is larger than the bars that shut it in. Before his execution, he writes a love letter to the jailer’s daughter, signing it, “From your Valentine.” Continue reading