Valentine Cards for Busy Hard Working Friends
Valentine Notes for Girlfriends
Like most people every New Years causes me to do some reflecting and goal setting. Since beginning my blog I have made so met and been helped by so amazingly talented women. Its humbling how nice women can be to one another. Girlfriends are such a treasure, so why not celebrate them on Valentine’s day. Our girlfriends are more likely to appreciate a small loving gesture, so I have written up some ideas to get you started.
You know your friends better, know what things they need and appreciate. The post contains ideas for busy women, and of course, the cost is minimal or free.
Valentines for Moms
Have you ever had a girlfriend who didn’t get visitors because the kids were a bit too “entertaining”? Moms of mild kids can use a loving hand as well, but overwhelmed Moms likely could use it just a little bit more. I know I am guilty of avoiding Moms that are overwhelmed. I am afraid to add to their workload. I bet it can leave them feeling a bit isolated.
Although I had three boys solo, they were pretty mild and easy to keep happy. But I certainly noticed that with having three of them there always seemed to be one a little more “entertaining” and going through something. They seemed to rotate it like the flavor of the week. My sister in law would take them for an hour just so I could quietly plan and not react. Such a blessing.
Valentines for Overworked Women
Society and us women put so many demands on ourselves. I won’t list them because you know what yours are I am sure. We always just so blooming busy.
As women we often put ourselves last, we don’t allow ourselves a break. We pile it on Sister, we most certainly do. It’s like we need permission to do something for ourselves. Do you feel that way? I know I still do, even at this age.
I have a local blogging friend who I adore, and its been months since we went out for lunch together, let along do a project, or go shopping which we are always wanting to do. We have to remind ourselves to stop and just enjoy.
I think we are all well aware of the effects of sleep deprivation and yet we often cut our nights short to get things done. Maybe have a phone call with your friend about it, make a date for both of you to go to bed early, and a promise to discuss it in a day or two and how it felt.
Valentine Cards or if you Prefer Valentine Coupons
With that thought in mind, I came up with some simple easy things to do that would help out a friend in a practical way. There are eight different cards on one sheet, to give you some choices.
With Valentine’s day just around the corner maybe someone you love could really benefit from one or two of these. They should be fun activities to help a friend out, or a half hour to discuss the reminder cards and why they are important.
Making the Valentine Cards
These free printables are just print and cut. You can do them on regular printer paper, or maybe on cardstock and then rip them to give it a softened edge. Here is the printable for the
Valentine Cards for a Best Friend, or Girlfriend.
Let me know your thoughts. I really would appreciate hearing your perspective.
A DIY Valentines Gift for Him – Manflowers
Leanna, it’s so true, we women do pile way too much on our plate, don’t we? I always think that I can get everything done, but I’m not estimating my time too well, there really is only 24 hours in a day!
These favors, treats and permission slips are a great idea, everyone deserves a bit of time to themselves, even if it’s just an hour to take a long hot bath!
What a great idea Leanna. My two daughters are not mild at all and I would need one or two (or three) of those slips lol. Thank so much for sharing them with us, enjoy the rest of the week!
Hi Pili: Thank you for saying as a Mom this would be relevant and helpful. I am hoping a these get printed and used. Give yourself permission to take me time. I remember needing 20 minutes of quiet when I first got home from work after that I could happily go again.
That’s such a super idea Leanna. I have a friend with four boys and man are they wild. Whenever they come visit it looks like our house has been hit by a bomb and it takes us a week to recover. Okay, to be honest it’s not all because of the boys, we usually end up having way to much fun when we see each other, but she does deserve some of these permission slips. Her husband is out of town often and I have no idea how she finds time for herself. Thanks for the lovely idea.
Hi Michelle: I bet she would appreciate some permission slips more than anything else you could give her. Women are so notorious for taking too much on and feel like we need to do it all.
Enjoy your week. Thanks for commenting Leanna
This is such a great idea, Leanna. I would give these to my sister who is a mother of two young kids. #HomeMattersParty
Hi Sahana: I hope you use the idea or make something of your own for her. Thank you for commenting. Leanna
Hi Leanna, I think that is such a sweet gift idea to give your friends who are moms, especially those with young children. I wonder how many times my friends really need even a half hour break, but don’t feel like they can reach out and ask for help. I love how the permission slips can break the ice for them! #HomeMattersParty
Hi Nicole: I thought by making the tasks little breathers the Moms would use it as intended and not take it as time to go get at errand done instead.
I had not thought of the slips breaking the ice for a Mom who is shy to ask. Great addition lady. Thank you for bringing it up.
Those are great gifts to give. I am a grandmother but my daughter and her twin six-year-old boys are living with me at present. The boys are definitely not mild! I am with them quite a bit when their mother is at work or when they are not at school. I feel like I need these little helps as much as my daughter! Maybe more! Thanks for sharing them!
Hi Naomi: She is lucky to have you. Thank you for confirming that these little tokens would be valuable. Valentine’s doesn’t have to mean chocolates coming from a guy. There are lots of other ways that we can show caring to those around us. You certainly show care by having your grandchildren with you.
Great idea! We all need to give ourselves permission to do something for ourselves every now and then. #HomeMattersParty
Hi Emily: We certainly do need reminders to give ourselves permission to take some Me time. I know that all the holidays add to a mother’s must do list. I figured these little valentines would give her a minute or two of her own.