Building Family Traditions for Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2012

in Celebrations, Valentine's Day

Building Family Traditions for Valentine’s Day // Lots of links to easy crafts, recipes, free printables, and games for Valentine's Day.

Do you have a fun tradition for Valentine’s Day?

Growing up I always looked forward to Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t the school parties or exchanging Valentine cards with friends. My mom made the day special. Each of us would get a card with a small present and in the evening we’d have a fancy dinner as a family.

The table would be set with the nice linens, my Mom’s china, and the silver. We’d even use glass goblets and ate by candlelight. The meal, however, was a mismatch of our favorite foods. (I always remember having shrimp with cocktail sauce.) Then we’d finish the evening off with dessert.

This is one tradition I’m continuing with our family and I’m already planning next week’s dinner.

Even though Valentine’s Day is an overly commercialized holiday, I think there’s value in setting aside a special day to celebrate your family and friends and showing your love in a not everyday way.

Not quite sure what to do for Valentine’s Day?

Here’s a few ideas from Pinterest:

Decorate

Free Printable Sweetheart Valentine’s Banner via Sandy Toes & Popsicles

Valentine’s Tree via Alderberry Hill

Valentine’s Chalkboard Printables via Nest of Posises

‘All You Need Is Love’ Printable via Love From the Oven

Valentine’s Mantle via The Shabby Creek Cottage

Keep Calm & Love On Poster via The Hands-On Housewife

Eat

Heart Pancakes via Gatorade Military

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies via Two Peas in Their Pod

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops via Glorious Treats

Spiral Cookies via Sprinkle Bakes

Cards

Valentine’s Cards via Amy is the Party

Printable Valentines via One Charming Party

Vintage Valentine’s Cards via Vintage Holiday Cards

Crafts & Games

Paper Flower Tutorial via Dozi Design

Printable Jokes via Capturing Joy

Tic Tac Toe Hearts via Alpha Mom

 

Valentine’s Bingo via Crazy Little Projects

Paper Airplane Valentine via No Biggie

Hole-Punch Valentine Hearts via No Time for Flashcards

What Valentine’s plans or traditions do you have?

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