DIY Affirmation Cards – Got Goals? Take Them With You!
Learn how to diy some affirmation cards! Have you got goals? Dreams? Do you want a fun way to remind yourself of where you want to go? And do it with some simple materials too, along with your own fun flourishes and style?
I have heard experts say the best way to achieve goals is by framing them in the present tense; rather than saying “Someday I would like to XYZ…” instead frame them as if they are happening right now, and make it “official” with a set of attractive cards like I am about to show you here 🙂
For example, the famous creator of Dilbert fame Scott Adams credits this approach to helping him achieve his dreams of becoming a cartoonist! With many books, merchandise, and a TV show later, bada bing!
(The writing down part; I mean, the cards here are all my own idea.)
The Hows and Whys of Affirmation Cards
You do this by “affirming” your desired outcomes and dreams as if they are currently happening. Here are some good examples:
- Everything I need to become wealthy and successful is happening for me now.
- I now open myself up to receive love/my ideal partner.
- I now enjoy excellent health and wellness.
- Something like this or better is now manifesting in my life for the greater good of all.
The concept is very much like that of the goal board…it’s just a more streamlined, portable approach. Here are a few of mine! (On the refrigerator, where I can see them every day.)
You can take these cards with you anywhere; keep one in your wallet to remind yourself every now and then, stick a few on the fridge, place them in a cardholder by your desk, whatever floats your boat 🙂
OK…first thing you are going to need is some cardstock made especially for business cards. Avery is the brand I’ve always used and it’s top notch and well-known. They carry a good line of business-card specific cardstock which will work great.
Next you also need a desktop publishing program. It can be Word, it can be Open Office…pretty much anything that will enable you to create a letter sized document.
Last thing you need is access to a printer… if you don’t own your own you can save your card template on a thumb drive and print them out at a local office -type location. Lastly you just need your imagination!
How To Make Your Own Affirmation Cards!
Here is how I do my card layout which you have to tackle first before you dive in. Just FYI I have Word 2007. Open up a new document and set it to “A4″ letter size (8.5″ by 11”) standard letter size.
Go to Margins and choose “0.25” for the top/bottom margins.
Then go to Insert on the nav bar and choose “Table” A little box drops down with what looks like a series of little squares. Mouse over 2 in the first row and down 5 which translates to 2 columns and 5 rows which will create 10 cards in all.
You will then see your table show up on your document. Highlight the entirety and rt-click on it which will bring up a drop-down menu. Hit “Table Properties”.
Choose the Center icon under Alignment so your text will be centered. Click the “Cell” tab Check off the box next to “Preferred width” and enter 3.5″ then OK. Then choose the Row tab and check off “Specify height” . Type 2″ in the numerical box and then hit OK.
Now your layout should resemble the exact dimensions of business cards! Ready to get started typing out your affirmations?
Due to the settings applied above your text should be perfectly aligned within each box…Want to change the font, color, and size? Easy – just highlight it and right click to reveal a small menu that will let you make changes!
And don’t just stop with your affirmations….dazzle them a little with some doodles! If you’ve got a later version of Word then you may have more options.
I’m using the Shape Tool here, it’s got options that let me add these cute little hearts and make them puffy, glowing, etc., just for fun.
With this method you can just go from cell to cell and type out a different message affirmation each time 🙂 When you have all 10 and you are satisfied with how they look then it’s time to save it to your hard drive.
You should be able to print out your cards if you have a standard inkjet printer. Choose the correct settings prior to committing and make sure your cardstock sheet is inserted correctly. Be sure to double check to see how they look first!
Tips For Your DIY Affirmation Cards
Use bold fonts, don’t be afraid to use colors like purple and turquoise to spell out your intents!
If you have a later version of Word or a different program you may have some different features give or take; including templates or themes.
Make sure you choose perforated cardstock so you can easily separate each card once printed.
Now you…So what do YOU want to affirm for your life? Prosperity? Good health? True love? Let’s hear from you in the comments section 🙂