Fun Ideas to Show Some LOVE This February
Mailboxes- Audra's pick
At the beginning of February each year we pull out these adorable mini mailboxes that I found in the dollar section at Target several years ago. There’s one for each family member. For the first half of February, up until Valentine’s Day, we “mail” love letters to each other. The kids are thrilled every time they receive a new letter and it’s so sweet to receive them from them!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Laura's pick
I think chocolate covered strawberries scream Valentine’s Day! I have spent many years making them as gifts and I always spoiled my youth Bible study girls with them! Last year though, our daughter was preparing to go on her first mission trip and we had the idea to use strawberries as a fundraiser. It was perfect! She assembled the boxes, washed all the strawberries, wrote an individual “thank you” card to each person, and I dipped all of the strawberries (I’m a little OCD about that). She raised over half the money for her trip! What a blessing it was!
Crafts - Rebecca's pick
Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday for crafting! All the pretty pinks and reds and messages about love are so fun! My daughter is at the perfect age for crafting so I lug a Valentine craft box down from the attic every year and set it out on the table. We dabble in it whenever creative inspiration hits. Sequins and buttons and doilies litter my table the first half of February and I love to read all the heartfelt messages and ooh and aah over the things she creates. And, we love making Valentine boxes, too!
Valentine Coupon Book - Tammy's pick
I always have the best intentions to be more intentional with my kiddos but life gets in the way. A couple of years ago, we tried a coupon book with monthly date ideas. It worked. The kids loved cashing them in, and it gave us the one on one time we longed for. With two teens and a tween in the house, one on one time grows more scarce. Therefore, a coupon book is just the gift! Here are some great sources for ideas and printables.
Celebrating Sam- Joy's
Mine may be a little different. My son, Sam, was born on Valentine’s Day so we are celebrating him! Birthday celebrations begin first thing in the morning with waking up to the Happy Birthday song followed by a special breakfast. It’s a day full of celebrating his special day! 💕