7 Days of Valentine

7 Days of love coverSo why does Valentine’s Day need to be just a 1 day event? There are SO many creative ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day, that one day is not enough.

My kiddos (15 yr old twins & 13yr old) have always loved Valentine’s Day.  When they were younger, they said it was “the best day ever”.

So being the MOM, I am changing it up a little this year.  I wanted to get a little more creative and  try out these ideas I have been pinning.  One day isn’t going to be enough!

I am making it a 7 day event, with the focus of letting my children know how much I love them and encouraging them to do the same for others.

I needed to be budget conscious.  Amazingly, I found almost everything at the Dollar Store, with inspiration from Pinterest.

ArrowsI purchased a  mailbox from Hobby Lobby (with a coupon).  I had originally planned on one for each child, but changed my mind getting the large one instead. you got mailI used leftover paint from previous projects to decorate this new family tradition.

7 Days of Love

I then started working on my plan for each day, starting Feb 7th.

There are  hundreds of ideas on Pinterest!  I gathered some of my favorites on our Pinterest site.  I searched for treats that are easy  to put together, utilized supplies I had around the house, and ideas that my teenagers would enjoy.

 Day 1 Hugs & Kisses

I put some gummy bears and Hersey Kisses into Ziploc bag.  I hand wrote the “Hugs & Kisses” in fun lettering, instead of printing them out.  The above link does provide a free printable.

Day 2 Special Note

You can make these yourself, but I purchased Pick Me Up cards from Under The Cherry Blossoms.  They are words of encouragement and inspiration.  On the back of the card I wrote each child a message from me.  With some fun scrapbook paper I made envelopes.

Day 3 Lollipop Hero

I picked up Tootsie pops and printed out the Super Heropop.  Also,  I plan on using the extras for Valentine’s for their classmates.

Day 4 Special Note in a Fun Container

At the Dollar Store I found these cute little heart boxes and the Valentine buttons.  Since this is not a one day event, the kids can enjoy them a little longer.  I picked out a button that reflected the child’s personality and tucked it away in the cute box.

Day 5 Mustache Heart Pops

Mustaches are so much fun and still trending in the teenage world.  So I had to include it in one of my days of love.  I used the heart lollipops for this one.

Day 6 EXTRA Awesome

When I saw this I knew this was a must!  I loved this idea and it is a winner with my teenagers.

Day 7 Conversation Hearts

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAIt would not be Valentine’s unless I included the candy hearts.

On Valentine’s Day, I have always had the breakfast table set with paper heart placement, china plates, and fun heart juice glasses.

Finally, I craft each child’s Valentine.  It started 10 years ago, when a group of moms would got together, a few days before, to enjoy some coffee and goodies, while crafting Valentines for members of their family. Everyone would bring scrapbook paper, stickers, ribbon etc to share.

I have carried on this special tradition  for 10 yrs.  It is special to see that my kids have kept them all.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Also I would love to hear your Valentine ideas.  Please leave a comment!!!

 

3 thoughts on “7 Days of Valentine”

  1. I love your ideas and think i am going to share with my children. We usually just have a special dinner and I get them mailbox and put cards and candy in them since they are 11/13.

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