I have a tendency to let holidays sneak up on me. Yesterday as I was out shopping I noticed the plethora of red, white and pink candy and décor and realized that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I was reminded of the many years spent with little ones making Valentine’s boxes and watching as they carefully addressed Valentine’s Day cards for their classmates. Now the kids are older and the Valentine’s Day Boxes are gone but there are still plenty of simple and fun things we can do with our children as well as with our husbands this time of year. After all, what better thing to celebrate than love for our family members!
I was inspired by what Saren had to say in her recent post (Six Family Activities to Fill February with Love) about her family’s approach:
“While my husband and I do some special couple-oriented things around Valentine’s Day, we’ve decided to focus Valentine’s Day itself, and really all of February, on celebrating FAMILY love, not just romantic love.”
The things we choose to do to celebrate love in our families don’t have to be grand. Small and simple things can be beautiful. (I know my own children are pleased with a note and their favorite treat.) However, it’s fun to also plan some special activities to do as a family this time of year.
Whether it’s big or small taking some time to bring out a little extra lof this time of year builds relationships and creates lasting memories. And that’s what family is all about!
Please share your answers to this week’s question in the comments below: What Do You Do For Valentine’s Day?