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.
I 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. I 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.
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
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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