Valentine’s Day Ideas: Volume 3

11 Feb

Volume 3…three’s a charm!  Well, the charm for today is the family.  Valentine’s Day is about love, and family is love.  We can’t leave the kids out!  So here are fun and inexpensive (or FREE) ideas to spread love to the entire family on Valentine’s Day!

  • Create cards for each other:  This can be done early, like today.  What you use is up to you, but this is a great opportunity to pull out the colored construction paper,markers, crayons,  glitter, glue, silly line scissors, ribbons, doillies, Popsicle sticks and school pics.   This is a unique way to spread love and spend some fun quality time together.   On Valentine’s Day everyone exchanges their homemade cards.
  • Most young people today have emails and cell phones.  Send your son or daughter a Valentine’s Day text message or e-card.
  • Tasty Treats- Valentine’s Day is a time to be extra sweet and share the love.  Bake cookies that are cut in the shape of hearts, bake cup cakes and design them with pink, red and white frosting, bake a heart shaped cake, cut pb and j sandwiches into hearts.  It is guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of the one eating it!  As an added bonus, have the family bake and cook together.  Kids love stirring and licking the bowl and spoon.  Include them in on the fun and it will be something that they are bound to remember for a long time.

  • Give flowers- My daughter gets so excited when her dad comes in the house from work with a flower fo r her.  It is usually a daisy or something like that, but it means the WORLD to her!  She grabs a vase and puts it in water immediately.  So on V-day, give flowers…especially fathers, give your daughters flowers and make them feel very special and valuable!
  • Notes- Valentine’s Day 2010 falls on a Sunday so most of us won’t have a chance to drop a note in a lunch box/bag, but remember it for the future.  Think of how your child would feel opening his/her lunch bag and finding a sweet note wrapped with the sandwich:-)  Other notes- sticky note on the fridge, shaving cream note on the mirror…
  • Send a card- Kids love getting mail.  My daughter even loves getting junk mail.  Pick up a card from a local store…one of the $0.49 Hallmarks will do, write a sweet note in it and mail it to your child.  They will be so surprised to get mail.
  • Romantic Dinner- Tell your kids that you are going to have a fancy dinner.  Have everyone dress up and be down in the kitchen or living room at a specific time.  Light candles, have music playing and have a romantic dinner for the entire family.  I think it would be cute to pull out the “good plates”, linen napkins and let them drink from wine glasses.   Pancakes would be a hit in my house.  You could fix their favorite meal, order take out or pizza and just enjoy time together.  The important thing is that the whole family is sitting together for a meal.  You can still light candles with pizza! 🙂
  • Say “I Love You”- this one may seem simple, but when was the last time you genuinely told your child/children that you love them?  When was the last time you gave them a tight hug or a sweet kiss?  Take a moment to just show love, by saying it and showing it!

No matter what you do this Valentine’s Day, just be sure to share love!

I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.
John 13: 34

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2 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Ideas: Volume 3”

  1. Overstock Promo Code March 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

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  2. Optoisolator : October 31, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Corning made wine glasses seem to be the best! they are tough and have great designs .

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