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Free Valentine's Day Cards For Bloggers

Popping in with a little gift before Valentine’s Day because well...we love to share the love!

Last year we teamed up with Emma Kate Codrington to create a little something special for our blogging babes. The result? Gorgeous hand-lettered Valentine's Day cards from us to you.

They were such a huge hit that I wanted to offer them again - completely free of charge of course. Grab them below!

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Free Valentines Day Cards

Free DIY Printable Poster // Slow Down

Truth be told, I have trouble slowing down.

As much as I try to sit still, meditate, be present, watch the world go by and every other thing I know I should be doing, my busy brain betrays me. Fast is in my nature. I’m a fast talker, fast walker. My brain is always thinking, creating and brainstorming ideas. I like writing endless lists and dreaming up new projects. I like to be on the go, seeing, exploring, doing. But I’ve realised lately that this is a pattern I’ve created, a habit I feed on a daily basis and a disservice to the hard work that I’ve done.

There is time to be quick and productive but only if there are times to be slow and contemplate to balance it all out. So this week I am focusing on balance, I’m stepping into the slow lane and taking things down a notch. I’ve noticed that by removing the digital distractions and moving my body, only then does my mind begin to be still. I’m exploring new techniques to master the art of slowing down and while the struggle may always be there, I am well aware of this necessity to slow down. Not only for my sake but for those around me. How often do we overlook our loved ones around us that support, guide and listen to our questions, concerns, business problems and occasion breakdowns?

Sleep, rest, replenish. Move  your body, nourish.  Let go – of your disappointments, fear, self-doubt and the opinions or judgement of others. I love this article by friend, Jess Lively who honestly talks about this very subject, reminding me yet again that as bloggers we need to come together to support one another in the quest to slow down. 

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Free DIY Printable // Today I Choose Joy Poster

I have been waiting to write this post for weeks, the words have literally been pouring out in preparation for this announcement. I am thrilled to be teaming up with Emma Kate Codrington to launch a new #bloglovefest initiative for the month of April: A Collective Celebration of Self-care.

Over the next 4 weeks we’re going to be releasing a series of self-care printables designed to help you keep calm, collected and focused on the all important and timely topic of self-care.  Before I tell you how you an get involved, l’d like to share where the idea for this month’s movement stemmed from…I have a feeling many of you will relate.

There was a moment earlier this year when, nearing 2am, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and barely recognised the reflection staring back at me. I had been working furiously for hours on a project that I was passionate about, had an early morning meeting that I needed to be prepped for, had just rewritten a 3 page to-do list and while normally these things help me feel organised and collected the feeling that overcame me that night was not just one of exhaustion, it was of complete energy void. My inspiration and energy tank was complete wiped out. There was nothing there. As I dragged myself to bed that night (and the next, and the next) that feeling of being replenished never seemed to come. It began to have an impact on my health, weight, relationship and overall feeling of well-being. I had put so much on my plate, wanted to achieve so much, had so many ideas and was perpetually in a state of dizzying busyness that I completely lost sense of myself. When it came to my blog and business future I felt flat, zapped and joyless.

So I decided to do something about it.

At the same time, Emma happened to reach out and together we felt that if we were feeling this theme of burnout then others would be too so we wanted to create a community focused initiative that would help individuals take care of themselves better, finally.

So this morning I’m excited to release our first printable post – Today I Choose Joy – a simple yet powerful intention and an incredible first step for self-care. Our emotions can run our day if we aren't careful, remembering always that we have the power to choose how we feel and how we spend our energy. We may not be able to control what happens around us but we certainly can control our reactions and today, rather than feeling (go ahead and insert your own emotional adjective!) go ahead and choose joy. I hope you’ll join me in sharing your own stories below and that you’ll come along for the self-care ride this April.

Get involved and share the poster or these special images via social media using our #bloglovefest hashtag. Simply right click images below to save or click on the link below to download your first printable in our April #bloglovefest series:

DOWNLOAD Today I Choose Joy Poster

Visiting Blog Society for the first time? Well a big hello to you - and here's hoping you have a kick-ass, self-care April! If you're interested in more fun content, free advice and a beautiful community of global creatives, then join our tribe here.

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Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards For Bloggers

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This Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the blog love - to celebrate, support, uplift and send a bit of love to your creative soul sisters (and brothers).  I am beyond thrilled to team up with my creative partner in crime - the insanely talented Emma Kate Codrington who hand-lettered these Valentine's Day gems and who just launched her brand new website which is a feast for the senses. 

We've teamed up to bring you some (free!) printable Valentine's Day cards to help spread some serious blogger-to-blogger adoration. Enjoy four pretty printables below perfect for that blog crush or long time friend that deserves a blog hug just because.

If you’re not the snail mail type, don’t fret. We’ve also got the messages ready as Insta-ready graphics for you to spread some love via Social Media. Just hashtag #BlogLoveFest and share the word!

Want in? Just click on the links below to download your goods.

CARDS:

Download Envelope

Instructions:

1. PRINT
Print out your cards onto A4 paper. 
Use a thicker photo paper, or a textured stock that will run safely through your printer, for nicest results.
Also, in the print settings, be sure to print the PDF as “actual size”, not “to fit” - otherwise the envelope will print too small to fit the card inside.

2. ASSEMBLE
Use scissors, or a cutting blade + metal ruler to cut out the card, using the crop guides provided. And fold in half. Done!
For the envelope, cut on solid lines, and fold on dashed lines. Use double sided tape on the areas marked, to secure the envelope in place.

3. SEND LOVE (and don’t forget the confetti).

Visiting Blog Society for the first time? Well a big hello to you - and here's hoping you have a kick-ass, love-filled Valentine's Day! If you're interested in more fun content, free advice and a beautiful community of global creatives, then join our tribe here.

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