Ready to deck the halls for Valentine’s Day? This free printable Be My Valentine Pennant Banner is just the ticket. I love the way it looks strung across the mantle in our dining room.
Of course, you can tell by looking that my mantle is fairly wide. It’s also fake. Did you notice? I bought it for $25 at a garage sale decades ago and have been carting it from house to house to house ever since. Because it’s only a few inches deep, it makes a great focal point in a rooms that are too narrow to accommodate an extra piece of furniture. Like the wall beside the dining table in this photo.
Don’t have a mantle? No worries. This Be My Valentine pennant banner also looks great hanging from a bookcase or shelf or strung across a window or doorway.
If you do have a mantle, but it’s not as wide as mine, then print your banner at a smaller scale. Try 75%, or print two-sheets-per-page to decrease the finished size. If you use white card stock (like I did), the finished product will be more durable and less likely to curl. I’ve been using the same banner for several years now.
It makes a great backdrop for the Valentine Brunch I normally host for the ladies in my neighborhood. Last year, when my husband came home and saw the dining room all decked out and ready for our guests, he sucked in his breath. “It’s Valentine’s Day?” he asked sheepishly. “I guess I should’ve bought you some flowers or something.”
“You did!” I laughed, pointing to the fresh display in the center of the table. “Don’t they look beautiful? I arranged them myself.”
More resources for celebrating Valentine’s Day
If you like this Be My Valentine pennant banner, you may also be interested in the following Valentine-themed posts:
Test how much you really know about this holiday (and maybe learn a little history in the process).
This is the kind of Valentines I used to pass out in school, only with Bible verses instead of corny puns.
What better time to share the unsurpassed love of Jesus than on a holiday dedicated to love?
These lovely cards feature snippets of 1 Corinthians 13 and other related Scripture passages.
These titles are perfect for sharing with your little ones this time of year.
Don’t like licking envelopes? Use these pretty seals to secure the flap.
Want more? Then stick around this week, because I’ll be sharing even more new Valentine-related printables, including some “steadfast love” valentines, a couple of love-themed coloring pages, and a match-the-animal-to-its-mate trivia game.
And speaking of mates, if you are married (or about to be married), you might also enjoy How Do I Love Thee, my devotional journal for wives.
Happiness in marriage is not so much a matter of chance as it is a matter of choice. Choosing to be happy means choosing to think on things that are good and noble and right and lovely and pure—including your spouse’s most positive, admirable, and endearing qualities. Our marriages can’t help but benefit when we discipline ourselves to do this.
That’s the purpose of this journal in a nutshell. Whether you’re writing, drawing, pasting, or coloring in it, each page, prompt, and verse is designed to help you recall and record the things you love most about your husband, to reflect on your most cherished memories, and to recognize God’s hand at work in your relationship.