In the spirit of love (well, the commercialized version) I like to do a little extra for my loved ones for Valentine’s Day.
Now, I will admit that I have slowed down a lot since my teen has outgrown the festivities, and because life gets busier and busier. However, this year I am encouraging everyone, including myself, to get in the spirit! Yes, we should show love year round, and in my house, we do.
I just take these commercial holidays as an opportunity to be a little extra and have fun! But, there’s no need to go broke celebrating Valentine’s Day. There are so many affordable ways to celebrate the day!
Here are some ways my family celebrates Valentine’s Day. Maybe they will inspire you to celebrate in a similar way.
1. For My Husband
My husband has a sweet tooth so I tend to include sweets in any gift I get him. I made these faux sticks of dynamites filled with Reeces. The best part? It was cheap and easy! Some other things I’ve done are:
- A love coupon book
- Date night jar
- A basket with snacks and scratch off lottery tickets
2. Valentine’s Day Boxes
One year, I was scrolling through Facebook the night before Valentine’s Day and an acquaintance posted a picture of a Valentine’s Day box she made for her daughter. In my head I was like “That’s a thing?!” Never one to not rise to a challenge (I challenge myself), I set out to make my daughter her own Valentine’s Day box. Thanks to an old box of huggies and crafts lying around the house, I made her a fun unicorn Valentine’s Day box.
The next year I was prepared to go a little harder, and I made this cute little Valentine’s Day box to look like a vanity.
3. Cute Valentine’s Gifts for School
Now, I used to always excel in this area. I’ve scaled back in recent years but before that, I made some cute stuff. Some examples are:
- Cute sloth cards holding lollipops
- Gumball machines out of cups and candy
- Cups filled with candy and small toys.
4. Surprise Gifts on the Table in the Morning
Growing up, every Valentine’s Day, waiting for my when I woke up would be a gift on the dining room table. My dad carried on with this tradition from before I can remember until I moved out of the house. My husband and I have carried on this tradition with our own kids.