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Free Printable Valentines Countdown

My kids love how we countdown to Christmas so much that I wanted to create a countdown for Valentines Day.

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My boys are so excited!

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On the inside of each chain there is a number and a handwritten note from me. Here is a sample of what the numbers look like inside.

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I also have included two different toppers for the countdown:

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For John I did the 14 Reasons I love you, and for my boys I did the 14 Reasons I love being their Mom. All I ever wanted to be growing up was to be a Mom! Sometimes in the day to day frustrations I think the joy of motherhood can be missed (or totally forgotten on certain days!) No matter what though, I want my boys to know that I love being their Mom!

To put the countdown together I started with cute scrapbook paper, not cardstock and I made sure the back was white. I used 5 different patterns.

 

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Because I wanted  to run the paper through the printer I cut them down to 8 1/2 x 11 and then I printed the countdown on the backs of the paper. I was making 4 different chains and I wanted the chain to alternate the pattern. To get that effect I had to print each new sheet on a different pattern. So I printed the same sheet onto 4 different patterns. I did the same for the rest of the days.

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Once I had them printed I cut them apart.

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Then I laid them out on the ground to make sure each chain looked right.

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I put them into their individual stacks and clipped them together. I took each stack one at a time and wrote all the different reasons on them.

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I wanted the pattern to show and hide the messages so I scored the papers in half.

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You can just fold them but I love how clean the fold looks when it is scored.

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To make the topper I backed the printed topper onto one of the extra patterned paper. I also wrote their name in the heart.

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Then I stapled each strip together. For the top strip I wanted to attach it to the topper so I left the overlap bigger and stapled it to the back like this:

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You can download and make your own. It wasn’t that hard to do and it looks so fun and cute! If you want a little simpler idea check out Pam’s countdown here. You could also just print this onto plain colored papers to make it simpler.

Happy Valentines Day!

Lisa

Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

Comments (6)

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    Rachel

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    Thank you for sharing this! It IS sweet and very cute, and I can’t wait to do it for my Littles this year now, too. : )

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    Christina

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    What kind of printer do you have?

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      johnlisa02

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      An HP printer/scanner

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    Leslie

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    This is super cute! Pinning it.

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    Tara

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    My daughter is going to love this!

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    Becky Bevan Blad

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    This is so adorable! I love it. Pinned it so I remember to do this when my kids are a little older.

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