I can’t believe it’s already February! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…
I know there are two camps of people when it comes to this holiday, but I honestly love Valentine’s Day. I always have. I don’t believe February 14th is just about romantic love. While it can be about romantic love, for us it’s also about the love we have for our family and our children. It can also be about celebrating the love you feel for your best friends, and don’t we usually do something special for our child’s teacher on Valentine’s Day? I think it’s so much fun to have a day to celebrate the love we feel for all the special people in our lives.
Our family has always celebrated Valentines Day at dinner with our favorite little valentine’s – who are now definitely not so little anymore. They are pretty much adults, and this year they are both very far away at college. So, another first this year – my first valentine’s day in 22 years without any kids at home:( Yeah. I know what you’re thinking…stop that.
Our tradition has been to make a “fun” dinner that everyone agrees on and try to shape some part of it into a heart. Heart shaped pizza became our staple. Maybe it is at your house too? And dinner has always, always, been followed by a decadent chocolate dessert. Because I also fall into that camp – Valentine’s Day must include chocolate. This year I already know dessert will be a chocolate mousse pie by yours truly. I’ll share the recipe and some photos in a future post.
So, without any kids at home I’m planning a little further ahead this year. Since our kiddos will be enjoying their day at school, I’m putting together some Valentine care packages to mail so we can be with them in some small way. I hope they’ll enjoy their treats from home and share with friends.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve scattered some simple card ideas throughout this post. If you like one of them I hope you’ll find some time to make your own version – and please share if you do:) I just used card stock, scrapbooking paper, stamps, a punch and a glue stick and got creative for an hour. These are my favorites so far. I had so much fun I’m definitely going to be making a few more! I think I need to work on a few more “guy” cards, don’t you?
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! And I hope it includes chocolate;)
This little guy has been our whole family’s valentine for the last 13 years:)