While browsing through Pinterest for Valentine’s-Day-Card inspiration, I spied a brilliant card/gift idea that incorporated the verse from Isaiah that says “I have engraved you on the palm of My hand”. Beautiful verse, beautiful thought, perfect for Valentine’s Day!
The particular card that inspired me was not exactly what I was looking for, though, and as it turns out, what I’m looking for really wasn’t out there. However, I’m very grateful I spied it because it started my wheels turning… and they kept turning… and turning… until they came up with this cute little Valentine idea!
I re-worded the verse just a bit (call it the Simpson Limited Edition Version) to make it more personal and easily understood by its future recipients… and also to make it fit even better with the pencil idea. As I was making the cards with my boys, I explained to them that sometimes people write something very important on their hand that they want to remember, and that’s exactly what we are to God: very important and unforgettable!
I intentionally made these cards with the bold turquoise/red theme because I love that color combo and because – hello – I have boys. Pink and purple – not their thing. ‘Nuff said. You can use any color scheme you want, depending on the paint you have and the color of doilies you find. I kept you in mind when creating the printable circles with the verse on the back and made a set with pink and purple just in case.
Palm of His Hand Valentine’s Day Cards
- 1 package of medium sized doilies
- white card stock
- printable verse circles
- glue stick
- black pen (or whatever dark color works best with your color scheme)
- sharp scissors or X-acto knife
- Valentines’ themed pencils
- Have your child make one handprint for each card using whatever color of paint you’d like (we used a bold turquoise).
- While the handprints are drying, cut out the printable verse circles and glue them onto the back of each doily right in the center.
- Once the handprints are dry, cut them out and glue on the front of each doily in the center.
- Write the name of the recipient across the palm of the handprint.
- Use sharp scissors or an X-acto knife to cut a slit a little bit above and a little bit below the name. Thread the pencil from above into the bottom slit, and then from below into the top slit so that it is held securely on the heart.
- Spread Valentine’s Day cheer by giving to friends and loved ones.