• On a daily basis we affirm different beliefs to ourselves – both positive and negative.  So do those around us, though what we affirm to ourselves is far more POWERFUL.  Teenagers with a strong sense of identity are not as vulnerable to the stress and pressure of trying to assimilate to others.


    As an artist, mother of four and an advocate for children's emotional health, I developed this set of self-affirmations for teenagers.  It's well acknowledged that the teenage years are crucial years for identity formation and when used frequently, self-affirmations can ensure that the words our teenagers say to themselves are mindful, genuine and positive.  The cards are designed to promote confidence, self-worth and self-love.

    Original watercolour, pencil, hand illustrations have been merged with some graphic design elements to provide the art basis for the cards in this collection.



    This collection includes a set of 22 cards, A6 in size.  One of the cards included in the set, states 'I know that I belong' where your teenager can adhere a photograph, letter, illustration of their family, friends or a group that they feel connected to.  Also included is a summary card.  A bonus digital video of the characters also known as 'Annie and Wilbur', who feature in the illustrations on these cards, will be emailed to you upon shipment of your physical order.  The video was essentially the beginning of the creative process and where the 'Affirmation & Thoughts' collection has grown from and it's an inspiring watch.


    The cards are 350gsm, which means they're strong and bend resistant. They're coated on both sides, providing a durable, tactile and silky finish.  The finish allows them to be lightly and gently wiped with a damp cloth.


    The cards come packaged in a hand-finished box, providing you the option of transporting them around.

    12+ YRS TEENAGER'S SELF-AFFIRMATIONS - The Handheld Collection

    • All illustrations are watercolour and ink originals, completed by hand by me (Australian artist and designer, Belinda Firman).  You will receive a high quality print of 21 different designs and 1 summary card.


      The cards are A6 in size (14.85cm x 10.5cm), printed on 350gsm thick, durable and silky card stock.  The collection is collated in a hand finished box so that you can easily take your cards with you.

    • Efficient shipping and handling is important to us and we aim to ship items within 1-3 business days. In the off chance your items are delayed, due to printing, we will contact you to advise.


      Fine art prints are mailed in cellophane bags and rigid mailers to ensure they are protected and not bent or damaged in transit. Other items are boxed.


      We ship only domestically via this website, though have an additional product range available to international customers via our Etsy Store: thethoughtgallery.etsy.com


      Domestic postage is charged at a flat rate of $9.95. Your purchase will be sent via registered post, with Australia Post. Purchases of $150.00 or more, are shipped free of charge.


      If you are local to the Central Coast of NSW and would like to collect your order in person, this can be arranged, by selecting this option during checkout. Shortly after purchase we will contact you to organise a suitable day and time for pickup.