Five Fresh Valentine’s Day Traditions To Try

Five Fresh Valentine’s Day Traditions To Try

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It’s been interesting to see the response recently to new traditions…there’s a real hunger right now to develop more traditions as a family, for a new couple just starting out, or just as individuals wanting to create a new sense of order and pattern in their lives. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful option–because I’ve never thought it should be “owned” by couples.  There’s so much to do!  Why waste it on the greeting card industry’s idea of what is fun?

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Let’s try something more fun, shall we?

 

Five Fresh Valentine’s Day Traditions To Try

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1. Heart Walk–when the kids wake up in the morning, they follow the “Heart Walk” to find a treat and a poem at the end.  This can be done indoors with paper hearts if Mr. Winter doesn’t feel like cooperating.

 

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2. Love String–add a new heart every day with something you love about your kiddo, your sweetheart, or yourself.  (Yes, BabyGirl, you are worth celebrating as a lovely and clever person.  If you don’t think you deserve it, how will anyone else?)

 

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3. Valentine’s Day breakfast–forget the expensive and crowded restaurant for dinner.  Make a fun Valentine’s Day breakfast. There’s 7 fresh ideas from 24/7 Moms.

 

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4. Valentine’s Day Tree–why should Christmas have all the fun?  There’s way too may adorable Valentines-ey things to make to not have them somewhere.

 

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5. Epic Heart Shaped Food–forget the delicate lace cookies, what can you make epic and heart-shaped?   My personal favorite is the Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.

 

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Bonus Valentine’s Day Tradition: if you didn’t see my post about Valentine’s Day Advent Calendars, you still have plenty of time to make one–and they’re freaking adorable.

 

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