Let us love one another (1 John 4:7)
Valentine’s Day is approaching and there will soon be a scramble of parents everywhere to the store to scour through box upon box of cards covered in licensed characters for their kids to pass out to their friends. If you are like me, you may forget to purchase your child’s cards until the last minute, and then you will have a minimal selection available. Instead of worrying about whether or not your child’s beloved character will still be on the shelf, why don’t you download these fun animal-themed cards instead? Make your Valentine’s Day easy peasy from your own computer!
Printable Valentine’s Day Cards
I have created these free printable scripture valentines sharing the love of God. I have included various verses from Gospel according to John, Proverbs, Psalms, Corinthians, Romans, Peter, and Chronicles. These Christian valentines will help our children remember that God lives through all of us.
These Bible Verse Valentines include Scripture verses about love that were hand-selected from the Bible. What better way to celebrate love than to spread God’s love?
Available in color to print-and-go, or black and white for coloring fun! Print them on white cardstock for best results. After your kids have printed, cut out, and signed all of their cards, they can also laminate them for posterity.
I truly hope that your child will delight in sharing these printable Christian Valentine’s Day cards with their family and friends. All you need to create these Bible verse cards are:
Brief History of Valentine’s Day
As we all believe, Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday created by the greeting card industry. However, there is a history to Valentine’s Day steeped in both Christian and ancient Roman traditions. Based on these traditions, February has been celebrated as the month of romance; but who was Saint Valentine?
There are at least three different saints named St. Valentine, all of whom were martyred into sainthood.
The first such saint was a Roman priest who lived in the third century under Emperor Claudius II. Claudius believed that unmarried men made better soldiers, therefore he outlawed marriage for young men who could serve in the army. It is said that this priest defied the Emperor by marrying young men and their bride in secret. As a result of his actions, Claudius had the priest put to death.
The second saint is recognized as being Saint Valentine of Terni, a bishop, who was the true namesake of the holiday. He, too, was beheaded by Claudius II outside Rome.
The third saint is recognized as being a man who was put to death for helping Christians escape Roman prisons where they were tortured. It is said that this Valentine was a prisoner himself and he sent the first valentine to a young girl whom he fell in love with while she would visit him. It is believed that he sent her a note with the salutation “From your Valentine“, which is still used today.
We may never know exactly which tale is true, or if it is a combination of these stories; but, we still celebrate this tradition every February 14. For more about the history of St. Valentine’s Day, visit the History Channel‘s website.
With the fruit of the spirit, I say, “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)
May God grant you eternal life!
If you are interested in an adult version of Scripture cards, check out these Valentine’s Day Scripture Cards for Your Spouse. You may even like to add a little spice to your cards by using the fragrance of your perfume.