How’s your preparation for Valentine’s Day going? Are just as much behind as I am? 😅 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
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…
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.
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 ❤ 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. 😉 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.
Between me and you – this all still sounds a little too theoretical, so I turned it into this self-explanatory graphic 😂
“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. 😀❤
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,
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