Hi creative friends,
For the past few years I’ve shared a yearlong project that provided a themed free printable postcard each month.
I thoroughly enjoyed having you join me for A Year of Positivity and A Year of Gratitude.
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.
May Self-Love Card
Each card in the Self-Love series 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.
I love the May quote…. ‘Be your own kind of beautiful’.
Sometimes we are our own toughest critic… often comparing ourselves to others, but maybe we should be embracing what makes us different.
We need to own and love our uniqueness and be content with being the best, most ‘beautiful’ version of ourselves.
How to download the May Self-Love Card
You’ll find the May 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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No problem, simply sign up for the Shabby Art Boutique newsletter and get instant access to all of the free printables in the library.
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I hope this years theme resonates with you too!
See the previous postcards here: January, February, March and April.
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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Elizabeth Denny says
May 5, 2023 Shucks, I have enjoyed your projects over the years and am on your mailing list, however, I can’t remember or find the password. Can you help me with that. Thanks, Elizabeth Denny [email protected]
Received your email, I love the new freebie, but for some reason the password is not working,I tried it in all caps as one word and with space between words still not working, thought you may want to know thank you. MS
Shabby Art Boutique says
The newsletter library password is working fine, sweetie. I think you may be using an old password… it did change a few weeks ago. If that does not help, you may need to clear you cache.
Shabby Art Boutique says
You’ll find the current password and a link to the free library on your weekly newsletter email, sweetie. A newsletter went out yesterday.