I love LOVE!
But to be honest, I don’t really do a lot around Valentine’s Day. I like the holiday. I love the sentiment around it. I just don’t get all into it, I guess.
I don’t go crazy with decorations. I don’t do Valentine’s day baskets. We don’t take Valentine’s day photos.
Okay, that’s a lie. I always take Valentine’s Day photos. I mean, look at that face. 😍
I like to make pink or heart shaped pancakes and my husband always gets flowers and chocolate for both of his ladies.
But now that our son is bigger, we like to get him involved too. He will get a flower for the ladies as well. This shows our daughter that she is special and small gestures are important. In turn it teaches our son how to be a gentleman.
During the two weeks leading up the February 14th, I surprise the kids (well can’t call it a surprise anymore, I’ve been doing it for years) with a cute little note on their door each morning. They absolutely go crazy for it and even remind me every night, not to forget.
They are simple, small words of encouragement on heart cut outs. A joke, a sticker or smiley face will do. Anything to make them smile. But also to let them know how wonderful they are, to encourage them to be better and to love themselves as much as we do. Sometimes I even ask them to write a note for each other or a friend. This encourages them to think, write but also appreciate one another.
Teaching never stops.
WHAT DO YOU NEED
It doesn’t require a lot of time or tools. Most of this you probably already have at home.
- Construction paper or any paper really
- Double sides tape or painters tape is preferred
- Some thoughtful messages
WHAT DO YOU DO
I start by using construction paper and scissors to cut heart shapes in different sizes. I need 28. 14 days x 2 kids = 28. I know, I know – you are welcome. 😆
You can use double sided tape to stick the notes to their doors. But I find that painters tape works best because it is easier to remove and reuse next year. Yes, I said reuse.
I keep most of them from year to year. Some of them are as generic as, I love you, ace that test, be a kind person, you are a great sister, etc. But I will add a few here and there that are more in the moment. Like, let’s go sledding today, you can play video games all morning today, and so forth. Make it fun for them. Jokes are always a hit!
This is one of the easiest crafts you can do for or with your kids. If you have older kids, they can help too. But you know what’s even easier?
ADD TO CART
Grab some premade, positive stickers and foam hearts and voila. Otherwise, there are plenty of craft projects and ideas online. Here are just a few.