“I know of one duty and that is to love.” — Albert Camus
Have you put up any Valentine decorations in your house or office? We’re definitely feeling the love over here. For the first time, I decided to decorate our home for Valentine’s Day. The kids and I are loving it and it has really filled our house with joy. You should see my house right now. The kitchen is smothered in heart cut-outs and Valentine decorations.
If you’re still on the fence about decorating for Valentine’s Day, then let me encourage you to buy a few decorations and put them up in your home. Now! Valentine’s Day is two weeks away! Eek! And don’t you dare say, “Oh, it’s just another day. What’s the point in decorating?” Because love is beautiful that’s why!
Decorate to Your Heart’s Content!
Buy a few Valentine heart cut-outs from Hobby Lobby (on sale now for only $2.99) and write love messages on them, or snag this box of 15 vintage Valentine cards from Barnes and Noble (only $10.95) to display on a bulletin board!
When Travis saw the kids and I decorated the house with Valentine hearts and decor, he jumped right in with us and started helping us out. He even scribbled a sweet Valentine’s Day message to me, which instantly made my heart skip a beat. 🙂
He hung the Valentine in our kitchen so now every day I can see his sweet message and it just makes me so happy. See? Love is catching. There’s nothing like showing and telling someone you love them in an artsy way.
Bring on the Cheese! Cheesy Love Messages That Is!
Cheesy messages are a must during Valentine’s Day season. You know the ones I’m talking about. The cheesy messages that make you roll your eyes and snicker, “Ohhh! Come one!” LOL!
Valentine’s Day is probably the only time of the year that my husband can get away with being cheesy and telling me his corny #dadjokes. Real talk!
But I Don’t Have a Valentine This Year.
Stop it! Sure, you do. Look around you. I guarantee you there is at least one person who would love to receive a Valentine’s card or gift from you. You don’t have to have a Valentine’s date to celebrate love. Show your best friend, mom, dad, sister, brother…heck, even your neighbor…that you care and are thinking about them.
There’s nothing like spreading love to other people who could use some good cheer. We’ve already got enough ridiculousness going on in the world right now. Why not take this season to celebrate LOVE and spread love like wildfire?!
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Family & Friends
1. Bake a batch of delicious cookies and decorate the treats with sweet Valentine’s Day messages.
2. Send a 1-800 Flowers Valentine’s Day bouquet with Valentine treats to your mom or aunt.
3. Have the kids make cute Valentine’s Garden Pots to give to your neighbor. Oriental Trading is featuring a Garden Pot Craft Kit for $7.99 and the kit makes twelve garden pots!
5. Make a homemade meal and invite your family, friends, or neighbors over for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Sharing a meal together is one of the top ways to show someone you care.
Valentine’s Day Crafts for the Kids
I was good this year, you guys. I didn’t go overboard on buying Valentine’s Day crafts for my kids, but it sure was tempting to buy every single cute craft I could find. 🙂 I purchased a few crafts from Hobby Lobby and Target. I spaced out the craft projects so the kids have something to create every school day (#homeschoolers). We designate an hour to an hour and a half of art time at least three times a week so the kids can work on their crafts.
Crafty Creations Traditional Valentines Kit, $17.98 – 32.98
Valentine Transportation Kit, $16.99
Make your own Valentine’s Day card boxes!
Create-your-own Valentine’s Day boxes are another trending craft this Valentine’s Day. I bought the kids a Valentine’s box to store all of their Valentines They can decorate their Valentines box with fun stickers, glitter pens, and stamps. It’s fun for the kids and also keeps my sanity because I don’t have to worry about Valentines being all over the house. They can keep it in one place. #MomWin
Monster Valentine Card Holder Craft Kit, ON SALE $8.47
There are so many creative ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day. The key is being mindful of your budget and scoring some good deals. Don’t be afraid to use cheesy expressions when creating your Valentines. Valentine’s Day is known for having the silly expressions. It’s what makes the occasion fun!
And if you don’t have a Valentine this year, connect with a family member, close friend, or next-door neighbor. There’s always someone in your life who would love to hear from you and spend a special day with you! Valentine’s Day is about sharing love with everyone, not just a romantic partner!
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this season?
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Feature image by Clem Onojeghuo.