Ostara Spring Equinox Cards free printable template

Ostara Spring Equinox Cards - Do you like to send out seasonal cards to your family and friends? Check out below for a free printable and some tips to brighten up anyone's day.

Every Ostara, also known as the Spring Equinox, we take that as a chance to send our family and friends some happy mail.  I use any excuse I can to send grandparents and great grandparents cute little gifts from the kids.  I made up this Ostara Cards free printable template to make it easy for you to as well.  Kids love to be involved, and sending mail is so much fun!  Plus, maybe if they are lucky whoever they send mail to will reciprocate and send them back a surprise in the mail too!

My friends and family are used to my eccentricities.  I am the only pagan in my family, but lots of pagan-friendly friends and family.  I think even if people get cards that say Ostara on it, they don’t care as they take it in the spirit it was meant.  It’s more fun for everyone as they get to learn something new, and not following the Pagan wheel of the year it’s a surprise when they may receive a random gift from us.  Seriously, make friends who are part of a different spirituality, it makes things much more unexpected with extra holidays around and you learn so much!

Do you prefer to do things paperless?  You like to save the environment?  Or simply want to save time and resources by doing it all online?  I have another option for you too, I got a sample at Paperless Post to try out their really cool site.  It’s a great alternative to still send some fun cards to your family and friends, but a lot easier as you can do it all online.  Some really fun ways to customize a card to send to someone.  It’s easy to find individual cards for each person you want to send a fun surprise too, there are even free options so make sure you check it out!

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Ostara Cards free printable template

Ostara Spring Equinox Cards - Do you like to send out seasonal cards to your family and friends? Check out below for a free printable and some tips to brighten up anyone's day.

Materials Needed:

  • Scissors & tape
  • Ostara Cards free printable template PDF (or use the graphic below)
  • Packet of seeds for every person you want to send it to
  • Glitter glue and other decorations
  • Envelopes & stamps

Ostara Spring Equinox Cards - Do you like to send out seasonal cards to your family and friends? Check out below for a free printable and some tips to brighten up anyone's day.

Tip: Write the names in the “to” and “from” section BEFORE letting the kids destroy it with glitter glue, it’s REALLY hard after and not nearly as pretty.

 

Ostara Spring Equinox Cards - Do you like to send out seasonal cards to your family and friends? Check out below for a free printable and some tips to brighten up anyone's day.

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I did a similar post last year, because I love sending seeds so much to my family I do it each year!  Check it out below for different card ideas.




 

Do you like to send your family little surprises in the mail?  What’s your favourite thing to send?

 

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Printable Preschool Planner Stickers

Printable Preschool Planner Stickers - I have made some Printable Preschool Planner Stickers to help make organizing your calendar easier for your Preschooler or Nursery School.

Have you got hooked on planners and planning yet?  Searching Michael’s for planner stickers?  I sure have been!  Along with Etsy, but I haven’t quite found what I am looking for, with my daughter in Nursery School and my son scheduled to start soon I decided to make my own Printable Preschool Planner Stickers.

 

If you are just getting into planning you may wonder what you need, I’m here to help you!

  • My favourite PlannerAn awesome planner.  I like the Create 365, The Happy Planner.  Personal preference, but I like how there are three slots per day. I have a home business, blogging stuff, and regular day to day kids, school, schedules to keep track of so having the three slots means I can track it all in one place.   If you go to the Michael’s website and get a 50% off coupon it makes the cost much cheaper!
  • Pens. A fun collection of fine tip markers, coloured pens, and other writing implements, I love coloured pens!  I use them to keep track of different things. Usually pink to keep track of stuff for my daughter, purple to keep track of my stuff, blue for my son, green for my blog, hot pink for my work, etc.
  • The best Planner BagA good planner bag. Like this one from Thirty-One.  It’s actually a hanging travelling case, but it fits my stickers, pens, markers, planner, etc.  Having a bag where I can keep all of my tools together makes things easier, then whenever I need to add something to the calendar or planner I grab the bag and have everything I need.
  • Stickers.   This is the best part, stickers to decorate your planner with, seasonal, inspirational, to do, etc.  You can use stickers to decorate your planner like a scrapbook, keep track of important events and holidays, whatever, it’s your planner!

 

Printable Preschool Planner Stickers - I have made some Printable Preschool Planner Stickers to help make organizing your calendar easier for your Preschooler or Nursery School.

Who else needs Preschool Planner Stickers!

I need some very specific stickers to accommodate the events at my daughter’s Nursery School.  My daughter belongs to a co-op so I bring snack once a month, my hubby cleans toys once a month, and I am on the board and have board meetings.  They have lots of fun theme parties, field trips, and other events, so by designing my own Printable Preschool Planner Stickers it made life much easier!

Materials Needed for Printable Planner Stickers

Ready to print your own stickers yet?

I discovered you can print your own stickers by getting full sticker sheets at the store!  Game changer for planning when I need specific stickers, I can make my own.  Just in case you could use them too I am sharing them!

 

Print the Printable Preschool Planner Stickers below. Or the PDF here.

Printable Preschool Planner Stickers - I have made some Printable Preschool Planner Stickers to help make organizing your calendar easier for your Preschooler or Nursery School.

 

What kind of stickers are you searching for to make your planning easier?

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Share the Love on Mother’s Day

Share the love on Mother's day - Every mom should feel appreciated and loved on Mother's Day, share the love on Mother's Day to the mom's in your life, friends, relatives. Free printable.

DSC_0059When I had my first baby a good friend of mine sent me a Mother’s Day card in the mail.  It made my MONTH!  I was so excited to be a Mother and always found Mother’s Day to be a hard holiday when I desperately wanted to be a mom too.  Now I was finally celebrating Mother’s Day with my own treasured baby.  Nothing could be more perfect.  I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about my first Mother’s Day, we’re talking kids on Christmas morning here.  I had problem’s sleeping the night before I was so pumped.  The day came and it was perfect!  I got to celebrate with my husband and baby, even though it was raining we had a great floor picnic and just loved our time together.

Being a mom is really HARD.  I am sorry, but until you are a mom, you have no idea what we go through.  Sleep deprivation does not even begin to adequately describe my state, colic, teething babies, PPD, toddlers, tantrums, breastfeeding, solids, fevers, relationships, illness, careers, all of it is so hard and although you know your kids love you and your husband appreciates it, there is nothing as supportive as your fellow moms.  They are there for you through thick and thin, your biggest high’s and lowest lows, whether your local moms, birth groups, friends, relatives, etc. They know what you go through and have your back.

I will never forget the feeling I got from opening my first Mother’s Day card from my friend.  Ever since that year, I make it my mission to share that love and support with other mothers.  I pick three to six moms I know.  I try to pick a pregnant mom, one from each of my birth groups, my picking selection is pretty broad actually.  I don’t even remember who all I have sent them too.  Oops, if I send you more than one Mother’s Day card, sorry, you just must be THAT awesome of a mom!

Share the love on Mother's day - Every mom should feel appreciated and loved on Mother's Day, share the love on Mother's Day to the mom's in your life, friends, relatives. Free printable.

I challenge you to pick some mom’s in your life and send them a card for Mother’s Day thanking them for Mother's Day Happy Mailall their hard work for their children too.  Every mother needs to hear what a great mom she is on a regular basis, think of some moms who need or deserve to hear it and send them a card.  You can leave it at that and send them just a card, or add something to it as a special gift.  One year I sent chocolate bars and face masks as a mini-spa pack, I sent Tim Horton’s gift cards another year, Starbucks cards another year, cute small things to let them know they are appreciated.

If you need a card here is a free printable to use as a card, you can buy a card, but I know I prefer to spend more on the little surprise inside instead 🙂

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Please comment below with other ideas of little presents I can easily mail that don’t cost a fortune!  I am always looking for new ideas.

Share the love on Mother's day - Every mom should feel appreciated and loved on Mother's Day, share the love on Mother's Day to the mom's in your life, friends, relatives. Free printable.

If you are participating in the #connectingchallenge for April this is a great way to send out more cards to friends and family to brighten up their day.  If you just want to send a card, you could always try sending one via the FELT app (check out my post below for more info if you want to hear more).

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If you are reading this and want to be considered or to nominate someone head on over to my Facebook page and tag your nominee in the post so I can add your name into the selection to receive a card or surprise in the mail.

If you are a mom and reading this, YOU ARE A GREAT MOM!  Thank you for all your hard work and know that you are making a difference in your family’s life!

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Ostara Greeting Cards

My daughter loves to send mail and give presents, so we use any excuse (usually seasonal) to send out some cards to people.  It’s a great activity to do with kids and really helps to build the excitement of a holiday.  I love how it teaches her about giving to other people.  It is better to give then receive, let’s drill that into them now!

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Materials Needed:

  • Packets of seeds
  • Printable for cards
  • Scrap paper
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Stickers
  • Envelopes (if mailing)

I cut out all the printables and had my daughter pick out the scrap book paper and type of seeds to go with each person.  We glued the printable on the front and the seeds on the back.  Then she decorated some with markers and stickers, depending on her mood.

Spring into Spring by planting some veggies for your garden

We had a blast and it took up over half an hour of the dreaded “witching hour” as we were waiting for daddy to come home on Friday afternoon and have dinner.   She asked to make some for her Nursery School teachers too and loved handing them out to family, teachers, and a few friends.  Plus of course dropping some off in the mailbox.

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What are your favourite plants/flowers to plant?

Please comment below!

Ostara Greeting Cards

You could also do this as part of the #connectingchallenge this month.  Click the post below for more information.

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If You Give A Moose A Muffin Free Printable & Muffin Craft

Monthly Crafting Book Club - February

As part of the Monthly Crafting Book Club for February, here is my kids version of a craft for If You Give A Moose A Muffin book by Laura Numeroff.  My daughter loves to color and cut things out with scissors, or at least try, so I tried to incorporate that into a fine motor skills activity to go along with the book.

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Materials needed

  • If  You Give A Moose A Muffin printable.
  • Markers.
  • Glue.
  • Scissors.
  • Different color construction paper.
  • If You Give A Moose A Muffin book.

Instructions

  • Print out If You Give A Moose A Muffin printable.
  • Have your child color in the muffin, hopefully you can join them and colour too.
  • After they have finished colouring, let them practice with scissors and try to cut it out themselves.
  • Get them to glue the cut out pieces onto construction paper.
  • Optional: Once muffin is glued on paper, you could either write a quote from your favorite passage from the book on the paper or have them color it again.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin printable

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Husband & Wife Valentine’s Coupons Printable

Are you wondering what to get your husband or wife for Valentine’s Day?  Need a last minute gift?  How about being frugal and a home-made gift to save money?  Give them some home-made coupons, what better way to show your spouse that you care then by taking on some more chores around the house so they don’t have to do it.  How about giving them some time alone to get some stuff done or just give them a break!

It’s a very easy last-minute gift and I’m sure your spouse will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Husband & Wife Valentine's Coupons Printable - Need a last minute gift? A frugal gift? A heart-felt gift they REALLY want? Print them these home-made coupons. Nothing says love like giving them a break.

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Hubby’s Valentine’s Coupons Printable PDF

Wife’s Valentine’s Coupons PDF

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If you want to jazz it up you can cut it out and glue it on pretty paper, (like I did) or just hand your wife the whole paper not cut at all (like my husband did!). Either way it is greatly appreciated.

Husband & Wife Valentine's Coupons Printable - Need a last minute gift? A frugal gift? A heart-felt gift they REALLY want? Print them these home-made coupons. Nothing says love like giving them a break.

Please comment below, what are your favourite coupons to receive?  What could your spouse do around the house to help you out?

 

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Sheep Craft & Printable

To go along with Spring and Imbolc I am doing a craft about sheep with my pre-schooler.  Sheep are so symbolic of spring and the coming of baby lambs and warmer weather.

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Sheep Craft & Printable - Spring time will be here soon and what better way to welcome the Spring than by making some sheep to decorate with. This craft is perfect to do with your toddler or preschooler and they can be as creative as they want.

Sheep materials

Materials Needed:

Instructions

  • Cut out the template yourself, or if child is old enough have them try to cut out the sheep template.
  • Glue the cotton balls on the body of the sheep.
  • Colour the face and legs of the sheep.
  • Add eyes to the face using markers or googly eyes.
  • Glue sheep onto a piece of construction paper.
  • OPTIONAL:  My preschooler thought the sheep looked cold (I guess we still have a few weeks of winter still!) so she wanted to give them hats,  scarves and boots.  It was a lot of fun having her be creative in what she wants to do with the sheep.  I encourage you to give your toddler/preschooler the same choice, does the sheep need anything else?
  • Display proudly on your fridge and hope for nice weather!

Sheep Craft & Printable - Spring time will be here soon and what better way to welcome the Spring than by making some sheep to decorate with. This craft is perfect to do with your toddler or preschooler and they can be as creative as they want.

Here is a JPG of the sheep to print out.

Sheep Template Printable - Spring time will be here soon and what better way to welcome the Spring than by making some sheep to decorate with. This craft is perfect to do with your toddler or preschooler and they can be as creative as they want.

What are you most looking forward to about Spring?  Please comment below!

 

Sheep Craft & Printable - Spring time will be here soon and what better way to welcome the Spring than by making some sheep to decorate with. This craft is perfect to do with your toddler or preschooler and they can be as creative as they want.

 

 

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Sheep Craft & Printable - Spring time will be here soon and what better way to welcome the Spring than by making some sheep to decorate with. This craft is perfect to do with your toddler or preschooler and they can be as creative as they want.

 

I Love You To Pieces Valentine Card Printable

I Love You To Pieces PrintableMy toddler loves to do crafts!  The messier the better, so we decided to do some gluing practice and make some cards for all the people she loves.  She loves to mail things and was really excited to make these I Love You To Pieces Valentine Card Printables.

I Love You To Pieces Valentine Card - Adorable Valentine's Day Card to make with your toddler + a free printable! Great practice cutting and gluing. Plus an excuse to go to the mailbox!

Supplies needed:

  • Lots of construction paper (scrap paper is great too).
  • Glue
  • Markers and stickers
  • Free Printable I Love you to pieces found down below

Method:

  • First I cut up construction paper into random small pieces, I used left over from the hand print wreath actually so I was actually recycling.  You could get your toddler to do this to if they are using scissors.
  • I had Bee choose a piece of paper (orange? for Valentine’s day? sure thing kid!) and drew a bunch of hearts all over the paper.
  • Next I had her glue the pieces of paper into the heart.
  • When she decided to be done, I used the glue to “fix” them, I just glued down all the top of the pieces and finished filling the hearts in.   I found gluing on top of the heart helped to make the pieces stick better too and not pop up.
  • I left them to dry then cut them out that night while she was in bed.
  • The next day we found our envelops (IMPORTANT!  Make sure your cards can fit!) and cut out some cards with the construction paper to fit the size.  We glued on the printable, then the hearts, then I had Bee decorate the rest of the card with stickers and markers.
  • We will be popping these puppies in the mail as a fun surprise for her friends.

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Granted these are just an excuse to mail things.  Bee LOVES to send little letters to her friends and get to go to the mail box and mail them herself.  It’s a great activity to do with your toddler, even better if she has friends that will mail her stuff back!

I Love You To Pieces Printable

I love you to pieces printable

 

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I Love You To Pieces Valentine Card - Adorable Valentine's Day Card to make with your toddler + a free printable! Great practice cutting and gluing. Plus an excuse to go to the mailbox!

 

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I Love You To Pieces Valentine Card - Adorable Valentine's Day Card to make with your toddler + a free printable! Great practice cutting and gluing. Plus an excuse to go to the mailbox!

Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath

With Valentine’s Day coming up my daughter is asking to do a lot of heart crafts, being a toddler we have to be creative to find ones she can be involved in.

She loves hand print things so we decided to use hand prints as the focal point of a heart wreath for valentine’s day.

Valentine's Day Heart Wreath - A cute Valentine's Day wreath to make with your child from their handprints. A fun decoration for anyone's house during the love season!

Materials Needed:

  • Construction paper in red, white, and pink.
  • A piece of cardboard cut into a heart.
  • Paint (we chose purple).
  • Glue, scissors, pencil, paint brushes.
  • Ribbon.

Method:

  • I started off by tracing their hand prints onto a sheet of construction paper.
  • I layered all three together to cut so I only had to do it once.
  • While I was cutting I had Bee paint the heart her colour of choice, which was purple.
  • I had to let the heart dry first before we could assemble so we finished it the next day.
  • We glued around the outside of the heart and placed our hand prints around the edge.
  • We decided to put a heart decoration in the center, but that is optional.
  • We taped a piece of ribbon on the back to hang it with.

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Voila!  A cute heart print craft to festively hang for the season of love!

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Valentine's Day Heart Wreath - A cute Valentine's Day wreath to make with your child from their handprints. A fun decoration for anyone's house during the love season!

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This is part of the Kid Craft Challenge, the theme was Hearts, check out some of the other great crafts below.

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Washi Tape Heart by The Resourceful Mama

Crepe Paper Heart by My Bored Toddler

Heart Handprint Keepsake by CraftCreateCalm

St. Valentine Paper Puppet (printable pattern & tutorial) by Maria Magdalena Living Ideas

Heart Suncatcher by Raising Little Superheroes

Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath by Raising Fairies and Knights

Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar For Kids by Play Dough & Popsicles

Valentine Luminary by The Gingerbread House

Valentine Paper Lanterns by Kidz Activities

Valentine’s Day Playdough with a free printable by Crafty Mama in ME

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Valentine's Day Heart Wreath - A cute Valentine's Day wreath to make with your child from their handprints. A fun decoration for anyone's house during the love season!

Halloween Printable Lunch Notes for Husband #2

I promised a part two!  Here are some fun Halloween Printable Lunch Notes for Husband #2.  Kind of like Halloween-themed Valentines, for those of us who make our husband’s lunch (PLEASE tell me I am not alone, comment below if you too make your husband/wife/partners lunch) it’s an easy way to let them know you are thinking of them and try to brighten up their day, in a spooky way.

Halloween Printable Lunch Notes for Husband #2 - These cute free Halloween themed Printable Lunch Notes are a great addition to anyone's lunch to brighten their day & let them know you are thinking of them

Click below to print out these free printables to include in your partner’s lunch.  Just cut them up and give them a little surprise.

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Halloween Printable Lunch Notes for Husband #2 - These cute free Halloween themed Printable Lunch Notes are a great addition to anyone's lunch to brighten their day & let them know you are thinking of them Halloween Printable Lunch Notes for HUSBAND

Please comment below, do you make anyone’s lunch?  If so what do you do to make it a little more special for them?

Halloween Printable Lunch Notes for Husband #2 - These cute free Halloween themed Printable Lunch Notes are a great addition to anyone's lunch to brighten their day & let them know you are thinking of them

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Halloween Printable Lunch Notes for HUSBAND #1 - These cute free Halloween themed Printable Lunch Notes are a great addition to anyone's lunch to brighten their day & let them know you are thinking of them

Have you heard of our Date Night Challenge?  Great easy ways to connect with your partner at home while the kids are in bed.  New ideas posted at the beginning of the month.

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