Over the years, Valentine’s Day has become another, in my opinion, opportunity for social media spoiling. So, instead of loading the kids down with cheap candy and breakable plastic, let’s look at a few other things to give this Valentine’s Day.
Plant Flowers or Trees Together
Instead of buying flowers from the store that will only die later and make a mess, take the opportunity to plant something that will stick around to live another day. It will remind your children you took the time to show them you love them.
Make a Themed Dessert Together
This isn’t just pre-packaged candy to toss back in a second flat; it’s a sweet treat and a memory. Any decent chef will tell you that’s the best pairing.
It takes only a minute to let your kid know what you love about them specifically, and you never know how long they will carry those words with them. Here’s a heartwarming story about a girl who kept every note her stepdad left her… for years, even though he had no idea!
In a culture of excess, sometimes we need a reminder that often less is more and it really is okay to just do this. In fact, sometimes, it can better.
So this year, don’t overbuy and overeat. A few moments of meaning, mean more.