Hi creative friends,
For the past few years I’ve shared a yearlong project that provided a themed free printable postcard each month.
This year there is a new theme. It’s close to my own heart and in fact, it is also my word of the year…. self-love.
The concept of self-love is simple; it just means valuing and caring for your own needs, wants and desires.
It isn’t about being selfish.
It’s about making sure you make time to recharge and have the energy to be there for others.
I think women especially, are often kept busy caring for partners, children, grandchildren, elderly parents etc and run out of time to show themselves the same care.
I’m raising my hand here… I am guilty of juggling too many things and most often the person who misses out is myself.
By taking self-love as my word of the year, I’ve made a conscious decision for 2023 to be more intentional in taking better care of myself… even if it is just doing one small thing each day!
A Year of Self-Love
Once I embraced ‘self-love’ as my word for 2023, I decided to keep a journal dedicated to that theme, where I could write down my thoughts and progress throughout the year.
I’ve created monthly postcards to include in my journal and I’ll be sharing those cards here with you each month in 2023.
July Self-Love Card
Each card in the Self-Love series throughout 2023 will be shabby, feminine and Victorian themed and will contain a positive quote.
The postcards are standard size, 9 cm x 14 cm (3.5″ x 5.5″), and can be used back to back to create a double sided postcard or alternatively used as two separate journal cards.
Note: Instructions on how to create the double sided card is included on the free printable.
The quote I chose for July really resonates with me… “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love”.
While we are quick to talk lovingly to others, sometimes we forget about our own needs.
We all benefit from talking to ourselves with compassion and kindness and this is such a lovely reminder to use positive talk and treat ourselves with the love and respect we deserve.
How to download the July Self-Love Card
You’ll find the July Self-Love card ready to download in the Newsletter Subscribers Printable Library – the password to this page is on the bottom of your latest newsletter.
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I hope this years theme resonates with you too!
I’d love to see how you use the postcards in your creative projects this year, so please feel welcome to share them in our Facebook group, Simply Shabbilicious.
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