Our youngest son is turning seven today, which is so hard for us to believe! …
If you are a last minute holiday gift-giver like myself, you might still be looking for some ideas for the big V-Day tomorrow. Of course, I’m not talking about running out to the store to buy a card and some chocolates (although those are nice, too). And I’m not really a jewelry sort of person.
I’m talking about whipping something up with what you might already have in your refrigerator and making a homemade card from your crafting supplies.
Because it doesn’t (have to) take much to show our love to those who really matter. And love is all we need to celebrate Valentine’s Day together.
So, if you’d like a few quick ideas that won’t take much time or money, I’d like to share what we have planned for Valentine’s Day this year.
The boys and I prepped a yummy, healthy (and all pink!) breakfast for tomorrow morning.
We will probably serve some eggs on the side to make it a heartier meal. This could also be served as a Valentine’s Day snack at any time of the day.
(We got the idea from an issue of High Five magazine. The recipes are at the end of the post….)
We also make homemade Valentines every year for classmates, grandparents, and other special people in our lives.
I usually Google some fun ideas and this year I found three fun animal quotes and decided to print out pictures and have the kids cut them out and glue them on heart-shaped cards (which they also traced and cut out) and then write the quotes on the cards. Here’s what they looked like:
Joe and I also make homemade Valentines for the kids each year. We always include a few simple coupons that take hardly any time to make and are easy to follow through on but mean so much to the boys.
We actually haven’t finished ours yet for this year but here is an example of one of the coupons that was leftover from last year:
Some other coupon ideas are:
“Get out of one chore free”
“Schedule a date night with Mommy or Daddy”
“Choose an extra book to read at bedtime”
Whatever you choose to do, I hope that you give and receive LOVE tomorrow! <3
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Thanks or the ideas, Maria. I looked at cards yesterday – $7.00! No thank you. I made a card for Dave and then this morning made French toast for him and cut little hearts into the bread before I grilled it. And then I served it with HONEY!
He was so happy. Thanks for the great ideas.
Love it! Homemade cards and yummy food are definitely a fun way to show our love. And they save us money!