Sunday, January 1, 2012

B.L.E.S.S.ings for the New Year -- Printable Flip Cards for You and Your Children to Use

Happy 2012!

Now that the New Year is here, what will you be doing with the Christmas cards you received?  In our home, we will be using them to B.L.E.S.S others.  It's simple:

  1. Put all the cards in a basket, large envelope or pocket protector.
  2. Print out a page of our B.L.E.S.S Flip Cards, cut them into cards, laminate them if you wish and put them on a key ring.
  3. During prayer time, select one Christmas card, look who it is from and then use the B.L.E.S.S Flip cards to guide your children in praying for that person.
  4. Finally, if you wish, write the person a traditional or electronic note to let them know you are praying for them.  (We all can use the lift on some days, knowing we that someone took the time to lift us up in prayer.)
You can find our B.L.E.S.S. Flip Cards here.  Based on your child's age and interests, select which page(s) you want to print:

  • cards with simple images that my son picked out to help him and his pre-reading siblings remember what each letter of the B.L.E.S.S. prayer acronym stands for
  • cards with blank spaces for children to draw their own images or to brainstorm key words for blessings
  • cards with brief textual prayer guidelines
  • cards with a sample prayer

From our family to yours this New Year, we wish you physical strength and protection; love and discernement in living your calling; peace, hope and love in your daily life; rich relationships with others; and continued growth in your spiritual life.  May the year ahead be B.L.E.S.S.ed for you and yours!

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Ruby Claire said...

Thanks for this wonderful blog.

Printable Cards

Cheryl said...


I followed your blog through the Catholic Icing First Friday link-up. You have some wonderful ideas; I bookmarked it for future use! I also added a linky about doing an Isaiah meditation with children. Hope it is helpful!

noreen said...

Hi Martianne,

I found your blog linked through Elisa's at Tercets blog. I love your idea about using the Christmas cards and B.L.E.S.S. cards. I too, send my cards to St. Jude's but perhaps I'll hang onto a few!

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

Cute idea! I love freebies. :-) Thanks for sharing!

Deb Chitwood said...

Happy Epiphany Sunday, Martianne! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful B.L.E.S.S. Flip Cards. I featured your cards as my free printable of the day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

kewkew said...

These B.L.E.S.S. Flip cards are a really neat idea. Thanks for sharing with Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. I can't wait to see what you share this week.


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