Happy Galentine's Day!

Galentine's Day is coming up soon. Not sure what Galentine's Day is? Check out this explanation of this made-up-turned-truly-beloved holiday where ladies celebrate ladies.

To help you celebrate your lady friends, I created some old-school-style classroom Valentine cards you can pass out to the women in your life. The cards feature some pretty cool ladies like Mae Jemison, RBG, and Rosie the Riveter.

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Download these cards (which are designed to be printed double-sided), cut them apart, and share them this February 13th.

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If I'd been a boy...

...my parents would've named me Valentine. An old family name. For a dude. Seriously. I'm pretty sure I hit the chromosomal lottery and dodged a real bullet there.

That said, I have a soft spot for Valentine's Day. Sure, it's a little sappy and mushy and obnoxious when you're single. But I fondly remember when I was a little girl (thankfully!) handing out tiny cards to everyone in my class at school. I would spend hours decorating my Valentine's Day mail box, anticipating the cards I would receive. I loved the colorful little messages, love-struck cartoon characters, and candy hearts. As I grew older, I developed an appreciation for vintage Valentine's cards with their corny puns, slightly-forced rhymes, and beautiful illustrations. Here are some favorites from my collection.

In anticipation of Valentine's Day this year, I designed free printable valentines for you!

Don't worry - I haven't forgotten about this month's coloring page...I did get a little carried away with the valentine, but I still have a brand new free printable coloring page for you, too!