Ideas & Gifts To Celebrate Your Gals On Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s day is about appreciating all the types of friendships we have. Having a significant other is amazing (I can’t live without my hubby), but sometimes guys just can’t be there for us the way a girlfriend can. Our girls–they get us. And they fill up a part of our hearts that a guy simply can’t. #realtalk

It’s important to cultivate those relationships. And to make the effort (even if we feel corny) to express appreciation. Going out of our way to show our girls the important role they play in our lives builds our relationships and encourages a spirit of celebration.

So if you’re getting ready for Galentine’s Day, here are a few ideas and gifts to celebrate your gals:

Write a letter to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
Yeah, this can be super awkward. Probably will make you feel uncomfortable. But let’s not assume that our friend is out to get us or is neglecting us on purpose. Let’s reach out, let’s take the first step. Maybe they need to be reminded that their friendship matters.

Download these cute greeting cards to send in the mail

Send a new friend a small gift or snail mail
This is a challenge for me! But seriously, what do we have to lose? It can be extremely vulnerable to take a step to build a deeper connection with new friends. You have to do the work! Sending a small gift is the perfect way to show you care and you want to connect more. Simple and understated gifts like a little makeup bag or earrings are good gifts for a new friend.

Download these illustrated gift tags to embellish a gift

Give your closest, ride or die gals a customized gift
Those gals you can count on, the ones that really get you, the ones that celebrate your achievements, the ones that like allllll your posts, and the ones that get your humor. Those gals deserve to know how they make your life better. It goes such a long way. And even though these type of friends don’t expect a “thank you” or anything in return, they deserve encouragement and appreciation. 

Download this DIY mini photo book

Here’s to celebrating the amazing women in our lives–whether they’ve been here forever or just walked into our lives ❤

DIY Galentine’s Day Mini Photo Book

You’re going to love this mini photo book DIY! It’s fun, simple, and will help you reflect on some pretty awesome memories.

There are three photo book covers to pick from and photo inserts as well. I picked the “love you, sister” book cover since I was creating a photo book for my big sis. Scroll down to follow the DIY photos and download this easy to follow template to create the mini photo book with memories of you and your favorite gals.

You’ll need the templates in the download (book covers and photo inserts) and pictures
Choose which cover you’ll be using (or make a photo book for each cover)
Glue or tape (using double-sided tape) the pictures onto the photo inserts
I picked the “love you, sister” book cover since the pics are of me & my big sis
Organize the photo inserts in the order that you want them
Hole punch the photo inserts and photo book following the template’s guides
Bind the photo inserts to the book cover. You can use thread or paper hole protectors.
Write a special message on the back of each picture to add more personalization
Tuck in the cover flap under the hole punched flap
Send photo book via snail mail or leave it on your friend’s desk as a surprise

For more Galentine’s Day downloads, download this year’s Galentine’s Day Greeting Cards and Galentine’s Day Gift Tags.

Galentine’s Day Gift Tags

I have to admit I’m the worse at making new friends. Once I have a solid group of friends, I just don’t feel the need for more (that’s so selfish and self-absorbed. I’m working on it, guys). But moving to a new city has taught me that there are always people God wants to use to expand your life. Our motto should be, “There’s always room for more”, instead of “I don’t need the extra drama”. This Galentine’s Day is the perfect time to water those new found friendships by giving them a small gift as a gesture of your appreciation.

Download these pretty gift tags to spruce your Galentine’s gifts.

For more Galentine’s Day downloads, check out these cute greeting cards!

Galentine’s Day Greeting Cards

Nothing says I care like a handwritten note. And Galentine’s Day is the perfect time to send the gals in your life a note letting them know you care. It’s a good time to reach out to those friends you miss and haven’t heard from in a while. Snail mail shows you went the extra mile. You never know what a little letter can do to make someone’s day or make your relationship stronger.

Download these thoughtful greeting cards here. I’m definitely sending some to my gals!

For more Galentine’s Day downloads, stay tuned for gift tags coming tomorrow and a mini photo book coming on Monday.

Creating A Vision Board for 2019

Today is National Vision Board Day! Who knew this was a thing, right?

Well, I’m glad it is because that means we can get our creative juices flowing. And we get to imagine and envision our goals and dreams becoming a reality.

There is so much power in painting a picture and creating a world that isn’t here yet. Imagination and dream casting reignites our passion for life. It helps up create our future.

You know, sometimes our routines and responsibilities make us forget to dream, to have fun, to get creative, and to build our future. Being present is necessary. Being responsible is necessary.

But once in a while, it’s good to become a kid again. Break out the glue, scissors, and glitter! Let’s imagine and pray over the goals and dreams God has placed in our hearts.

For some reason, when we start seeing it and creating it and putting it on paper (or board in this case), these things start to seem possible. What we’re basically doing with this creative exercise is fanning into flame the gift of God, which He has given to each and every one of us (2 Timothy 1:6-7).

So, what do you need to create a Vision Board for 2019? Very simple:

  1. A cork board or large piece of construction paper
  2. Your word(s) for 2019
  3. Markers and pens
  4. Scissors
  5. Inspiration from magazines and/or Pinterest
  6. Download Styld by Grace hand-lettered words
  7. Download Styld by Grace illustrations
  8. Ribbon, glitter, fabric, anything you can find at home that inspires you
  9. Arrange all the inspiration, printouts, verses, etc. on your board
  10. Place it in a space where you can see it every day.

Bonus: brew a cup of coffee, pick your favorite mug, sip on it while creating. This is just to set the mood 😉 Some music may help too.

this is my old vision board… will be updated after the FB event I’m hosting 😉

The most important thing is to be honest with yourself. Ask yourself what you want 2019 to look like. Maybe that means fitting into an old pair of jeans. Maybe it means finally having the courage to get that haircut. Maybe it means starting a business (what does that look like?). Maybe it means starting a family. Or maybe it’s refurnishing and designing a room in your home.

Whatever you see, whatever you’ve written down as goals, translate them into pictures and visuals, and put them on your board.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I’ll be sharing more tips, pictures, and sharing videos of my process on a Facebook event today from 11am-2pm. Hop on between that time to join and share your board!