Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Oh yes!! I’m giving you these at the last minute with Valentine’s Day being tomorrow, but . . . There are 8 Valentine Cards that you can print out on card stock and have ready for your family and friends.

As you can see, they are from Disney . . . Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas featuring Jack and Sally.

Just click the image to the right for the PDF you can download and print out on card stock.

I’m sure your friends and family would love these uniquely macabre Valentine Cards . . . I think they would go nicely with the Skull Heart Box . . . You’re going to have to scroll down a bit to find the image of the heart box — just click it and you’ll see it is from our old friend Ray O’Bannon of RavensBlight who designed this heart box with spikes for your Valentine’s Day giving pleasure.

I believe if you love Halloween . . . or ghosts . . . and ghost stories, you would love these cards . . . They are different, which would make them stand out from all the others that are handed out for the occasion.

It’s all about having fun and celebrating your interests . . . no matter the time of year.

I’m sorry I didn’t get them to you earlier, but I just found them . . . so, better late than my waiting until next February.

I do love bring the macabre and paranormal into all holiday celebrations.

Maybe a story would be appropriate at this time . . . 

We’ve all heard about the poor woman who had been stood-up at the alter on her wedding day . . . maybe instead of a June wedding, it was on Valentine’s Day . . . and she haunts a bridge . . . or a grave yard . . . or a particular patch of road . . . I suppose it could be one of a dozen urban legends.

So, since I said all that, your mind is racing through all the ghost stories and urban legends that fit the above scenario . . . I’m wondering if I have something different . . . maybe not . . . but I’ll try.

It was Valentine’s Day, 2009 — it was on a Saturday . . . a perfect day to go away for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend . . . or to celebrate with other couples.

Valerie’s parents invited a few couples over to celebrate Valentine’s Day. She and her siblings were supposed to be in bed, asleep, but as children, they like to watch from upstairs . . . . and maybe get a few party snacks one of them sneaks down to collect and share.

The adults moved down into the basement which was set up as a family room. It had an old time jukebox, television and lots of room for dancing, so the children thought it was their chance to sneak downstairs to get some left-over party food.

Valerie and her brother Bob were the eldest, so when they heard loud knocking at the front door, they were the ones who looked out to see who it could possibly be since all the guests had already arrived. Their parents couldn’t hear the knovking from down in the basement with the jukebox playing and the laughter of their guests.

At first they didn’t see anything, but the twins Taylor and Tyler were looking out the living room window and immediately ran upstairs.

Valerie was torn between seeing for herself what was outside and going after the twins to see if they were all right . . . then they saw a man dressed up, wearing a top hat . . . in his hand was a bouquet of dead flowers . . . 

No way were they going to open the door. Valerie was tempted to run upstairs as the twins had done earlier, but Bob let the dog out . . . thinking he would chase whoever was at the door. But, the dog came running back in, whimpering . . . Well, if the dog is scared, Valerie and Bob decided they should be, too. They ran upstairs into the twin’s bedroom.

They eventually fell asleep . . . but at exactly 3 AM in the morning they heard the loud banging at the front door . . . Valerie heard it first, then Bob . . . but their parents didn’t hear it. So, Bob and Valerie ventured out to see who was at the door.

The dog stayed behind . . . this should have been a warning to Valerie and Bob . . . on the dining room table was the top hat . . . and the bouquet of dead flowers . . . Oh no!! Was he now in the house?

Both children ran up the stairs . . . into the twin’s room . . .

They eventually went back to sleep.

Later that morning, there heard a scream coming from downstairs . . . 

They found their mother in their father’s arms crying.

As it turned out, there was a great-great-aunt who was to be married on Valentine’s Day in that very house — owned by Valerie’s great-great-great grandparents. The groom never showed up. He was killed on his way to the wedding.

That was a sad tale . . . but true. One never knows when loved ones come to remind you they are still around . . . In this case, the groom had finally arrived . . .

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

What Do You Think?

Paranormal Vs. Crazy

Have you watched a movie with a paranormal theme . . . and then discovered that the lead character was actually mentally ill?Attic

For those of you who have seen, The Attic . . . I don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t . . . so this is a spoiler alert!

There is a woman who sees a woman . . . a dobbelganger? or a twin? . . . that prevents her from leaving the house . . . but she’s also in the house . . . and in the attic . . .

I can accept the fact that others may be messing with her mind . . . but in the end . . . a new family look at the house . . . initially the daughter expresses her fear of it . . . but does go into the attic and meets a spirit . . .

When Delving Into The Paranormal Are We Walking A Fine Line?

Our experiences are not usually prove-able.

We see things, we feel things . . . we get scared by things . . . is it real? . . . or figments of our imagination?

I believe in the paranormal . . . I’ve had too many experiences not to . . . plus I’ve met too many people with similar experiences . . .

I just know that when a house tries to possess you . . . is that even possible? It’s time to seek professional assistance.

There is usually a logical explanation for many disturbances within a house . . . but there are also things that can’t be explained . . . and the simple solution is to say the person is mentally ill. This is unfortunate . . . or the person has no choice but to do as the woman in the movie did . . . Don’t want to do a total spoiler here.

As I’ve said before and most likely will say again and again . . . what is the creepiest for me are homes and common areas where we go regularly. Places that are supposed to be safe.

I had once thought that spirits can’t harm you . . . but they can . . . and they do . . . sometimes on purpose and sometimes by accident . . . maybe due to our own fear we fall down stairs or out a window . . . but when knives are being thrown . . . that’s no accident.

I’d like to tell you a true story . . . not one about scary stuff . . . something light and reassuring.

A good friend of my mother’s was in a nursing home suffering from cancer.

Harriett was unable to walk and care for herself. Her daughter had no choice but to put her mother in a nursing home. So my mother visited her daily. She helped her eat . . . and sat with her while she slept.

One morning I saw Harriett’s ghost walking around the house. She seemed to be looking for something . . . or someone . . . probably my mother who was out shopping before going to visit Harriett.

When my mother returned home, I told her I saw Harriett walking around the house, looking for her.

My mother took it as a sign that Harriett had passed and was able to walk . . . her way of letting my mother know she was all right. A few minutes latter, Beth, Harriett’s daughter called to tell my mother Harriett had passed in her sleep.

Not all ghosts are scary or manipulative. They do come around to let you know they’re all right . . . and sometimes to check up on you . . . just to let you know they still love you.

It is reassuring that there are psychics and paranormal investigators available to contact if you find you have spirits in your house that need to move on . . . there are those that are harmful and cause disturbances in our lives. Some have brought on illnesses . . . sometimes the removal of these entities don’t take the illness with them . . . they remain for the living to deal with . . . so the sooner you can rid your house or work place of these entities that affect your health, the better.

We are living at a time where there are still skeptics, but there are more with open minds . . . we aren’t immediately labeled crazy.

Until next time,

Sharon