Downloadable Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards

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This Valentine’s Day, if you didn’t find the time, or if it doesn’t seem like you’ll find the time, or if you simply want to save a few dollars, I’ve got you covered 😉 I created some sweet and FREE Digital Downloads just for you.

There’s a design for every single person in your life. Use the “XO” design for your friends, your kids, or parents. Give the “Hey, Galentine” card to your BFFs. And gift the “You & Me” design to your boo. There’s lots of love to go around with these greeting cards ❤

Happy Valentine’s Day, guys. Hope you enjoy these goodies! Snap some pics of them on Instagram and don’t forget to tag me @styldbygrace 😀

To download, just click on the images below. You can download all three design in one PDF or download your favorite in an individual PDF. Oh, and each PDF comes with directions on how to print.

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February Love Wallpapers

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I’m still amazed at how quickly and sneakily Valentine’s day crept up on me! It took me a minute but I FINALLY made February’s wallpapers. I can’t leave you guys hanging. So here are some sweet, love-filled Valentine’s Day inspired wallpapers, made just for you ❤

[To download, click on the wallpaper. Then right click if you’re on a desktop or long press if you’re on a mobile device.]

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3 Things that Build Lasting Relationships

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Let’s stop for a minute and think. Our lives revolve around interacting with other people. Some people we like and others we don’t. Some interactions are good and others are not so good. I wish all the relationships in my life were pleasant and easy. The reality is that relationships, whether it’s your marriage or a friendship, take effort. And whether we like to admit it or not, our relationships matter and mold who we are.

The effort we put into our relationships will influence the course of our lives. The people we meet, the people we love, the people we encounter, our relationships with them can lead to marriage, lifelong friendships, and even our dream job.

According to God’s word, loving God and loving people is our greatest calling. If it’s important to God then it should be important to us. And if we do all things through love for him and others, then our relationships and life will be a whole lot rewarding and meaningful.

Deep down inside, even us introverts, long to build lasting and deep relationships. Even when we have a billion walls up to protect us, we long for fulfilling relationships.

Being married, losing friendships, and leading others have taught me that to build lasting relationships we gotta:

Be consistent
I’m convinced that consistency is the substance that makes up success. When we are consistent we exude trust, reliability, and legitimacy. How can a person who’s late and unreliable keep a job or get a promotion? The same goes for our friendships, marriages, and people we mentor. We have to be there for the people in our lives, in the good and the bad. It’s pretty sad when I realize that I tend to push people away when things get messy. If we study Christ’s attitude towards His relationships, we see His dedication, consistency, and involvement. He was always present, always encouraging, and always showed up.

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Show Grace
Stepping out to be Jesus’ hands and feet at times can cause us to feel helplessness, discouraged or even downright angry. When we are there for people we see the stuff we wish we didn’t. We encounter people’s hang ups and faults. There’s one thing that gives us the strength and courage to keep building our relationships when they get sticky. It’s called grace. When I got engaged I wish I would’ve known that grace was something I was going to need more than ever. If marriage has taught me anything, it’s taught me that grace goes a long way. It actually is what sustains a relationship. Grace tells me to care and love my husband even when he has offended or hurt me. Grace tells me to reach out to a friend who is being distant even if it means disposing of my pride. Grace tells me to stop being so hard on myself when the fish I “cooked” tastes like crap.
P.S. My cooking has gotten a lot better 😉

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Be Vulnerable
The glue that binds it all together is vulnerability. When I hear the word vulnerability the first things that come to mind are exposure and fear. But vulnerability isn’t meant to expose us in a way that’s detrimental. If we lose the fear of being rejected, isolated, or judged, we are open to vulnerability. And when we are vulnerable with the people we love, meaning we are unafraid to show all of who we are, we can show grace when it’s hard and we can be consistent in their lives. The times I’ve been the most vulnerable, in my career or with my husband or with God, have lead to a total “vulnerability hangover”. Have you ever experienced that? I start questioning myself: “Was I too honest, too outspoken, too open, too caring, too loving? Will letting down this wall make me seem weak?” But looking back it’s those moments that have forged relationships, opportunities and have opened doors of success.

To learn more about vulnerability, connection, and letting go of fear, I highly recommend reading Brené Browns, Daring Greatly. It has been an extreme blessing in my life!


What have you learned from past and present relationships about building lasting connections?

What is one practical way you can build your most valued relationships today?

Valentine’s Giveaway Winner

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Thank you to everyone who liked, shared, and commented on our Valentine’s Mr. & Mrs. Giveaway!

This is such a sweet giveaway and I’m secretly jealous that I can’t keep the mugs. I’m especially happy to be giving a gift that celebrates marriage.

Well, without further ado, the winner is Lillian Roura! Congrats!

Lil, I hope you enjoy this gift with your hubby for many years to come! Please send me pics of where you hang the prints and a pic of you and your hubby enjoying some coffee in your new mugs 🙂

Please email me at info@styldbygrace.com with your contact info so I can mail out your gifts.

 

Valentine’s Day Mr. & Mrs. Giveaway 

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Happy Friday friends!

I’m excited to announce this months giveaway!

Whether you’re a newlywed, or know someone who’s engaged, or have been married for 15 years, you’re going to love this gift.

In honor of the month of love, I am gifting two beautiful Mr. & Mrs. mugs from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Sweet Water Decor. I’m also including Styld by Grace’s 8×10 Mr. & Mrs. prints.

To enter the giveaway, sign up for our newsletter and tag 3 friends in our Instagram giveaway post. For an extra entry, repost the giveaway picture.

The winner will be announced on Monday, February 8th! May the odds be ever in your favor 😉

**Giveaway ends Sunday, February 7th at 11:59 pm.**