Every year, my children’s favorite activity is giving Valentine cards to their friends and family. We gather at the table and work on our Valentines together, even Baby Daniel. The weather is usually pretty dreary, and we’re getting cabin fever, so working on gifts for others brightens our days.
This year, our kids decided that they wanted to spread the message of Saint Valentine a little differently, by sharing their Catholic faith.
I created these Catholic Valentines — printable Valentine cards, each depicting a saint with a quote about love. The children have so much fun reading through the Catholic quotes and looking for their favorite saint. They know that they’re blessing their friends, neighbors, teachers and each other with these Christian Valentines.
The color version is my favorite — just fire up your printer, fill it with cardstock, and then cut the cards. (You might even want to add a small chocolate on the back!)
Saint Vincent dePaul
Saint Catherine of Siena
Saint Teresa of Avila
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Basil the Great
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Pope Saint John Paul II
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Saint John Bosco
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Saint Valentine (3 different variations)
However, my children prefer the black and white cards. They enjoy coloring in the saints while we read our favorite Valentine’s Day books.
The black and white version would be awesome for a classroom or co-op setting, where you could print them out and allow your students to color them in and fill them out. (like for a visit to a nursing home)
Another ink saver idea? Print the black and white versions on colored cardstock for a fun twist.
Have you ever made Catholic Valentines? I’d love to hear from you!