I’ve never made Valentine’s Day a big deal, but it is always fun to celebrate. We usually make some Valentine’s cookies and a handmade card to each person in our home. Perhaps some to give out to neighbors and other family and friends.
As my kids are homeschooled, we’ve had Valentine’s Day parties with friends in the past and some years they have Valentine’s Day parties at school. This year Valentines Day does happen to fall on a day when they have class, so I don’t feel the need to try to pull together a party or make the day extra special. The only thing I care to do on Valentine’s Day is make sure my family knows that they are loved. Of course, this is a year round goal, but as Valentines does make us all consciously think of love, I make sure they know they are very loved. And I talk to the kids about how they can make their friends and family feel extra special and cared for, too. I think home made treats and hand made cards show more effort and thoughtfulness and convey a message of love and friendship, so I encourage making Valentines rather than store bought.
Here are some fun Valentine’s Day books to fully get into the Valentine’s spirit and some ideas for hand made Valentines.
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