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Hey friends! 
How’s your preparation for Valentine’s Day going? Are just as much behind as I am? πŸ˜… Don’t worry I’ve got your back!

I’m here today to share two awesome things: A free coloring page for your last minute Valentines (YESSS!) + a quick tip that will hopefully make your gifting easier, forever. I’m talking make gifting easier even for the hardest-to-shop-for husband ever! Are you excited? Read on!

You see, a few months back, I came across the book 5 love languages by Gary Chapman. In all honesty, (you know, because I’m a real person like that), I haven’t finished reading the book yet… But, I’ve read a lot about the concept of the 5 love languages online and it was enough to be absolutely eye-opening! Especially when it comes to finding gifts for my own husband, but I’ll get to that later in this post. πŸ˜‰

So what are these “5 love languages”?

To put it simply, there are many ways we show each other love and appreciation. It’s not only by saying “I love you” directly to the other person’s face. We also show love by doing small things for the other person – like surprising someone with a small gift or by being there when the other person needs a helping hand… There’s really countless examples of this, but according to Gary Chapman all of these little acts of love can be sorted into 5 categories: Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service, Quality Time and Physical Touch.

Out of these 5, every person has their own primary love language. It is their own favorite way to receive or show love, the one that means the most to them.

5 love languages for adult coloring lovers
Original picture by Evan Kirby

Discovering your loved one’s preferred love language can be very beneficial for your relationships – I mean, imagine knowing that something you do will definitely warm someone’s heart β€ But ultimately it’s also a really great way to give better gifts!

First, take this quick test to find out what is your own primary love language. I recommend doing this with your loved ones for a fun afternoon activity! The test only takes a few minutes for each person.

Once you have your results, think of how you could incorporate this into your gift ideas! I’ll give you a few examples below:

  • Words of Affirmation – if this is your loved one’s primary love language, make sure to tell them how much they mean to you! Good gift ideas might be items with sayings like “best wife ever”, “killing it” – you know, stuff like that. πŸ˜‰ Other ideas might be a love story book or a card with the perfect saying.
  • Gifts – think of ways to surprise your loved one. Maybe go for many small gifts rather than one very practical thing. You could make it a countdown to the big occasion with small surprises every day (like an Advent calendar!). Remember, the gift value is not as important as the act of gift giving.
  • Acts of Service – Breakfast to bed is an obvious choice, but you can also DIY small vouchers for little extra things, that you’ll do throughout the year.
  • Quality Time – This is a big one for me and my husband! I recommend fun games and activities you could do together. One of my favorite gifts ever was when we were dating and he bought me a plain wooden box that we then painted and decorated together for our keepsakes.
  • Physical Touch – this one’s a little tricky to write about, but I recommend buying a voucher to things like dance classes, couple’s massage, spa. And for people that are not your significant other, consider games like Awkward Hugs from Hasbro.

“That’s all cool, but I’m here for the freebie”

Hey, I get you! No worries. To make last-minute Valentine’s Day a little easier on you, here’s a free Valentine for you to download, print and color in! 😊 I kept the design very generic, so you could really use it all year long, not only on Valentine’s Day. πŸ˜€β€

A quick note: To download this freebie, sign up to my email list, the “Happy Colorists Club” below. Even if you’re already a subscriber, make sure to enter your email in this form – your printable file will be sent automagically, directly to your inbox.

Lots of love,
Anna β€

PS. Big announcement! For the past few years I’ve gotten plenty of requests for printable pages in my shop. I always had to turn you down, even though it made my heart break, but today I am super excited to say that this has changed! To kick off this new category in my online shop, I’m happy to present this Valentine’s Day cards bundle. It includes the free design from this post along with 5 other completely new designs πŸ˜

And the best part? This is an instant download! Which means you can now purchase one of my illustrations and literally start coloring it right away, without having to wait weeks for you package to arrive in the mail β€ I know this is HUGE and I can’t wait to show you all the fun things I prepared for the upcoming weeks! Check out the full bundle below and let me know what printable goodies would you like to see next!

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I'm Anna

I'm a girl that illustrates coloring pages and turns them into practical stationery products. I love staying home, reading about the universe, crafting. I like to believe that with enough motivation, even the wildest dreams can become reality.

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