At this point, Glenn and I pretty much have dispensed with Valentine's Day gifts and such (especially since it follows closely behind both of our birthdays), but we still love to do special things for Hope. Parents are our first Valentines and I always want her to know that she is loved on that day. I didn't have a boyfriend until after I graduated college, but my Daddy always brought (or sent, when I was away at school) flowers to my sister and I.
A few of the things that we'll be doing this year are:
Glenn's favorite dessert is Rice Krispie Treats, so I think that I'm going to form some into heart shapes like in this picture. They are so easy but so cute.
I've had these X & O cookies in my files for a long time & I've always thought that they would be really fun to make with kids. I'll be honest, I'm not too sure if we are going to get to make them this year, but they are so cute & easy looking that I thought that I'd share.
I always put a cute note into Hope's lunch box at least once a week -- usually Monday, because everyone needs a pick me up on Monday -- but this week, I'm going to do it every day. I found several fun free printables on Pinterest this weekend that I've printed & cut out:
We also always give Hope a card, a little bucket full of candy and a heart shaped balloon on Valentine's Day. Rainer & family will be with us this year, so we'll make sure that he gets some goodies as well. Do you have any fun traditions on Valentine's Day?