Valentine’s Day the Right Way

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It’s almost February, do you know what that means? Yup, Valentine’s Day. So what does Valentine’s mean to you? According to Wikipedia, Valentine’s is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. In our family Valentine’s Day isn’t just a tribute to our intimate partner but to everyone that we love and appreciate. Many say it’s a Hallmark Holiday but to me it’s a reminder. It’s a reminder that I need to let those in my life know that I love and appreciate them. I probably shouldn’t need a reminder but unfortunately sometimes life takes over and the hustle and bustle gets in the way of what is really important.

How does your family celebrate Valentines Day? Do you exchange gifts, cards, kind words, etc. I don’t like to make Valentine’s about extravagant gifts but about extravagant thought. Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton of money on those you love. Some of the best gifts are those that come from the heart and made with the hands. Some great ideas that don’t cost anything for Valentine’s Day are things like making your husband, wife or child breakfast in bed, doing your siblings, neighbors, husband, or wife’s chores for them, or slipping your friend or family member a nice note in their lunch. If you’re okay with spending a little money I have some great craft/gift ideas that I found on Pinterest. The ideas are cost effective, cute and fun to make.

Make a goodie bag with a shovel, candy, and cute little note.

Have your child make an adorable card.

Fulfill your loved one’s sweet tooth and watch them smile.

Make a homemade necklace, key chain or keepsake. salt dough – 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, cold water. Mix until has consistency of play dough. bake at 250 for 2 hours, then cool and paint….good recipe for thumbprint pendants.

Source: via Haley on Pinterest

Don’t make Valentine’s about the waste and the wallet make it about the person you care about. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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