Family Traditions for Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2012

in Celebrations, 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. 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 an out of the ordinary way.

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

Here’s a few ideas from Pinterest:

Decorate

Felt Fortune Cookies via Martha Stewart

Valentine’s Tree via Alderberry Hill

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

 I “Wheelie” Like You via Thirty Handmade Days

Vintage Valentine’s Cards via Vintage Holiday Cards

Crafts & Games

Paper Flower Tutorial via Dozi Design

Valentine’s Day Party Circles via Anything But Perfect

Valentine’s Bingo via Makoodle

Paper Love Bugs via Kaboose

What Valentine’s plans or traditions do you have?

 

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Mique February 7, 2012 at 6:41 am

Thanks so much for highlighting my “I Wheelie Like You” post! xo

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