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Mark Twain’s “Where The Smiles Have Been” Quote: FREE Printable (3 Versions)!

I recently gave a tutorial on how to create your own chalkboard poster on a Mac without needing any fancy programs like Photoshop.  You can do it all in Preview!  Yep, super simple, I know.  Well, in making that tutorial, I used a great quote from Mark Twain (that also not so coincidentally serves as the inspiration behind this blog’s name), and I decided to share the chalkboard posters here as free printables….all three versions of them!

Where The Smiles Have Been Free Printables

I love this quote!

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. -Mark Twain

Like I explain on my ‘About Me’ page, I just love this quote because it encourages staying on the positive side of life and looking at the bright side of things.  You can view the wrinkles in your life (both the literal and figurative ones) as blemishes or negatives, or you can put on those rose-colored glasses and remember why you have them….because that’s where your smiles have been.  You can’t have wrinkles without first having smiles, and lots of them. :)

Where The Smiles Have Been Free Printable

The FREE Printables

You are more than welcome to download one, two, or even all three versions!  They are 8″x10″ PDF files and you can download them below by either clicking on the image itself or on the link underneath each one.  Enjoy!

(The fine print: These printables are free for personal use only.  No commercial use or redistribution is permitted.  If sharing, please provide a direct link back to this post and give proper credit.  Thanks!)

Black & White Version:

Where The Smiles Have Been Free Printable

Download this version!


Black & White Boxed Version:

Where The Smiles Have Been Free Printable

 Download this version!

Colored Version:

Where The Smiles Have Been Free Printable

 Download this version!

I’d love to see where/how you display these printables, so please share here!

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Where The Smiles Have Been

Dominique Heuer

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

Hi there :-)

What is the font you use for SMILES in your heading and for subscribe lettering?

Warm Regards Dominique


Wednesday 4th of November 2015

Hi Christine -

I enjoyed seeing your pumpkin project on Hometalk today. I look forward to getting you newsletter!

Keep your creativity going!!!

Thanks, Linda

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Saturday 9th of August 2014

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