Less than one month until Valentine’s Day…let the planning begin!

I’m kind of a weird-o.

Valentine’s Day is my favorite winter holiday.

Of course I love Christmas…and I don’t love Valentine’s Day because I expect a fancy dinner out, jewelry and rose petals on every surface of my home (could you imagine the clean up?! UGH!).

I love it as a family day.

With two boys, I have made it a goal to teach them how to be appreciative of others and how to think of others in little ways. Valentine’s Day is a great day to teach this. I love making it a special day with tons of small details- fun, homemade crafts, heart shaped treats, pink and red foods…the list goes on. I try to avoid the commercialized “Hallmark-ness” of the day and focus on making our own fun all day long.

As for my fancy, romantic Valentine’s Day dinner? It will probably look like this again this year:

…and I couldn’t be happier!! I wait all year for my heart-shaped pizza dinner (perhaps with cherry sodas this year??)

I’m looking for more homemade Valentine’s Day ideas! Let’s hear them!

5 thoughts on “Less than one month until Valentine’s Day…let the planning begin!

  1. Love the mini weiner idea!! Awwww!! I’d love to see the pictures. I am so excited for Valentine’s Day this year…so fun!! I can’t wait.

  2. I love that pizza. Last year for Miles’ class I made hotdog hearts. Get mini weiners, cut in half on an angle. Flip one around to make a heart shape. Keep together with a toothpick arrow. I even cut out cheese for the tip and feather end. I’ll post pictures and how-to soon!

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