Valentine Countdown Chain- 1 Love Bible Verse a Day {Free to Print!}

*UPDATE*-this download is now free for everyone- not just subscribers. Click here for the download link. :-)

I know it’s still January, but I wanted to share this early in case you’re already making St. Valentine’s Day plans. We’re going to be counting down the days to Saint Valentine’s day this year with a heart-shaped paper chain. Each piece of paper has a bible verse about love on it. So each day, you tear off one heart, read a bible verse, and you’re a little closer to St. Valentine’s day! The best part is, the countdown chain is printable and you can all download it for free!

This project was inspired by my friend Maureen’s Advent Chain. (I’ve actually been inspired by Maureen a lot lately. First the nativity sensory bin, then the  scratch n’ sniff paint, and most recently the trinity snowmen!)

The free download for this is all in black and white, so it won’t eat your expensive ink- just print it on colored paper. You print the first bible verse page on red, and the second on pink. That way you can make a pattern when building the chain. Just print, and cut on the dotted lines. I love all the cute Valentine’s day fonts I used on these- so much fun!

Making the paper loops into hearts is super easy to do! Just fold the strips in half, curl the ends in, and staple together.

Keep alternating from red to pink until you have all 14 love bible verses attached- one for each day of February until St. Valentine’s day!

The download also includes a heart “topper” for your paper chain. I printed mine on some cute scrapbooking paper, cut it out with adorable scissors, and framed it with some red paper.

I love the cuteness factor that is added by cutting these hearts out with scrapbooking scissors!

There’s a little heart at the bottom of this page. Poke a small hole through your paper with a pin in this heart, and thread a pipe cleaner through it. You can use the pipe cleaner to attach your chain to the heart at the top.

I just absolutely love the look of the heart paper chain!

That’s it! Hang it up in your house. Remove one link for each day in February, and read the verse.

valentine countdown chain

This Valentine’s Day advent chain is available to print for free! It’s on my special page for those who are subscribers of Catholic Icing. If you’ve already made yourself a friend of Catholic Icing by subscribing, just look to the bottom of this post in your reader or email, and you’ll find a link to the “Subscriber Bonus Page”. If you’d like to have access to all my free downloads, but are not yet a subscriber, no problem! Subscribe here, or by entering your email address into the box below. When you enter your email address and click “subscribe”, you will instantly receive an email with a link to the “Subscriber Bonus Page”. Please read the entire email you receive. There is no need to email me and ask for this link. Thank you. 

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  1. Lisa says

    Love this! My kids and I were just talking about how we always feel sad when Christmas is over and we put away all the decorations etc. (we wait until after the Feast of the Epiphany). It helps to have a new project to focus on! :)

  2. Gardenia says

    Oh, Lacy, here’s just another reason why you are the best catholic blog in the universe! thanks for this truly amazing craft. we are going to do this for sure!

    • Lacy says

      I downloaded them all from the internet, but from different sites. You can do a google search for free Valentine fonts, or free heart fonts.

  3. Denise Senzig says

    What a great idea! I am going to make this with my class. We will take off a link every day at prayers. The kids can do the same at home.

  4. Sarah says

    Ok, so I’m subscribed (and love the emails!) but I don’t see the link for the printouts on either my email or here! Help!!

  5. Tasha says

    Hi Lacy- Love this idea, I am a subscriber but can’t find a link to get the project. Any suggestions? Would love to do this with my kids and Sunday school… :) Thanks!

  6. Angie says

    I subscribed and got your Monday e-mail with the link at the bottom but I’m still not finding where/how to print this awesome valentines idea…help please?

    • says

      Sure- there’s a link at the bottom of your email that’s called the “subscriber bonus page”. You’ll find all the printables that are only for subscribers there. If you’re still having trouble, reply to the emajil and let me know! :-)

  7. Rache'l says


    You are so talented! This is another magnificent craft. I especially love the Bible verses! Thank you bunches!

  8. wendy says

    Hi Lacy

    thank you for downloading the bible verses, I am still having a problem to download the valentine countdown chain 1 love bible verse a day. please help

  9. Melissa says

    Hello Lacy,

    I am having a hard time figuring out how to print the chain. I am a subscriber, but still cannot figure it out?

    • says

      The link is at the bottom of your emails you get, or at the bottom of your feed reader. If you’re still having trouble, you can email me.

      • Melissa says

        I am a subscriber since Monday and have not recieved a confirmation e-mail. Do these come once a week? Your blog is such a blessing to my family! Thank you for all that you do.

        God Bless,


        • says

          You should get a confirmation email AS SOON as you submit your email address. At least within a minute or 2. Maybe you had a typo in your email address???

  10. Michelle says

    Hi Lacy,

    I would like to subscribe but when I click on the link to complete my subscription, I get a “page not found” error. What can I do to fix this?


    • says

      I just checked everything and it seems to be working fine on my end (and for many other subscribers). Perhaps it’s a problem with your computer or email preferences or pop-up blocker? I’m not sure.

  11. wendy says

    Hi lacy
    I have subscribed for the valentine countdown 1 bible verse a day, but i still am battling to print it as i am not sure what to do. please help…..

  12. Lisa says

    Thanks so much for a great project! My 4th grade CCD class made these on Saturday and the kids loved them! I thought I would share a few tips for fellow teachers… We added two hole punches at the top of the heart, looped yarn through, and tied in a bow for hanging. I printed the verses out on red and pink paper as you suggested (I had to trim my construction paper but it worked fine otherwise). I also printed several pages on white which most of the boys chose over the pink so they liked having a choice of colors. Some students also liked coloring on the back of the white to decorate as well. They were able to do everything themselves–the only tricky part was maneuvering the stapler inside the hearts. They did fine after I showed them how to pinch the two ends together and stick it “outside” the heart to staple, then gently push back into the heart shape. We rotated half the class using the staplers while the others assembled the big heart topper and colored it. In addition to standard classroom supplies of multiple scissors, glue sticks and markers, I would recommend having 4 staplers if possible for a class of 16 to keep it moving. Thanks again Lacy! I’ve used so many of your great ideas with my classes the past few years. You are so talented and I really appreciate you offering your wonderful ideas for free– a perfect fit for my volunteer budget! :).

  13. Tricia Fox says

    Hi! I used this project for my son’s 5th grade class! Everyone loved it, and some were left in the class and looked so great hanging up especially for Catholic Schools Week. The teacher told me she has received SO many compliments on it that they are going to use the scriptures for later this week in making Valentines for our 3 parish seminarians (yes 3! isn’t that great!). I just came back to this page to comment on how great and what a hit this craft was and then I came across the actual Valentine scripture cards, I am going to pass those along to school as well!! I think they’d be PERFECT for our seminarians!!! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! I LOVE CATHOLIC ICING!!!!!

  14. says

    Thanks so much for this wonderful idea! We started it today and my 2nd grader took off the first heart and read the Bible verse before she and her 4th grade sister got onto their school bus. What a fantastic way to start the day. God Bless.

  15. Linda Allen says

    Thank you all your neat ideas. I sign up for your website. Excited to us some of them. Will be using the tomb for our school Easter Party. I am thinking to have the stuff ready and let the children put it together. It is the 5k at St. John’s Methodist School. Where do you think I can find to use for the banner?

  16. says

    Love this idea. I saw a few other paper heart chains, but I love the verses with this one. This will be perfect for our Summer Blast VBS this year. The theme is God’s Epic Love!

    Lindsey @

  17. Theresa says

    I would love to get this set up for February. Where is the link to the printable file for the verses? Thanks! Love the page!

  18. Theresa says

    I do not see the subscriber bonus page. I would like to print this out. Please direct me to the correct page. Thank you! T

  19. Jennifer says

    Hi Laci! I love the wonderful ideas on your website! I have just become a subscriber today, is it possible to download the Calentine paper chain? If so, how do I go about doing that?

    • Jennifer says

      Sorry for the typo in Valentine! I know my class would love to make this chain! I teach grade two in a private, Catholic school. Thanks!

  20. says

    I love Lacy’s stuff and have used several in my 1st Grade CCD class. For some unknown reason I’m unable to get the download for the precious St. Valentine’s countdown chain… everytime I go the the link provided, it justs takes me back to the original page of assembly instructions and download link. I’d really like to do this in my class tomorrow… and since I can’t seem to find a way to send an email to Lacy for help – I’m hoping & praying this post may do the trick!

  21. Marina Y says

    Just wanted to let you know it apparently was my computer and rebooting did the trick. I was able to get 15 sets of the Countdown to St. Valentine’s printed and the kids really loved it. I especially enjoyed the response from many parents over the opportunity of sharing the love scriptures each day ;-)

    Thanks so much & God bless you Lacy!

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