Send these Galentine’s Day cards to every one of your besties and put a smile on her face with these silly compliments inspired by Leslie Knope.
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The NBC tv series “Parks and Rec” probably had no idea that they were creating a new holiday when Leslie Knope threw a party for her friends the day before Valentine’s Day and called it Galentine’s Day.
Being the Leslie Knope of my office (which is all women), I began the tradition of celebrating Galentine’s Day a few years ago. We jump on any reason to go out for lunch or treat each other to something fun.
Galentine’s Day cards
I’ve been thinking about making these cards for a few years and I’m thrilled with how they turned out. If you did watch “Parks and Rec,” you might remember that Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope, is known for her bottomless optimism and wacky compliments.
She’s always complimenting her best friend, Ann, in the most colorful ways. And honestly, I think we all like to be complimented, even if my coworkers would think I’m a bit crazy if I called someone “a beautiful tropical fish.”
I made eight cards altogether, each with a different Leslie Knope compliment for Galentine’s Day. The designs are fun pastel lettering and illustrations and might be a bit reminiscent of the valentines I would’ve picked out to send my friends in elementary school.
My kids are both teens, so they have zero interest in sending their friends Valentine’s Day cards. Little do they know that they’re missing out on all the fun.
You can hand these out as-is or pick up some valentine candy or a small gift item.
A few ideas:
- pretty desk supplies – like pens, notepads, a Post It dispenser, etc.
- a Starbucks gift card
- a pretty potted plant
Each individual card measures 3.5×4.5 inches. I put together this PDF a bit differently than I usually do. Instead of putting them on 8.5×11-inch pages, each page is just the size of the card.
That means you can just print the ones you want instead of everything. Although you can print all 8 cards on 2 pages.
Your computer and printer may be different, but here’s a screenshot of my options (iMac).
I opened my PDF in Preview and opened the thumbnail sidebar. First I command-clicked on the specific pages I wanted to print. Then I opened the print menu and chose “selected pages in sidebar.”
I have it set to print 4 pages per sheet with a single hairline border. This will make them nice and small, and they’ll have a line so I can cut them out.
Alternatively, you could print each page individually on smaller paper.
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