Now that I have kids myself, Valentines in general becomes a very different holiday than what it used to be. Knowing that as a parent, we are memory makers for our children, I wanted to do a fun new tradition for my daughters. Starting last year, we have done and will continue to do the 14 Days of Valentines. It’s reminiscent of what I do in the month of December to countdown to Christmas. Except with this, it’s 14 days for my daughter to share or receive love in a really fun way.
I thought it was important for my daughter to open up a box every morning, and see that she had a new envelope with a special message waiting for her inside. Last year she was excited all day to see what the next day was going to do or get. I’m not sure which one of us loves this tradition more.
What You Need
A Box (I just bought a wooden Box that I painted and added a heart detail)
14 Cards and Envelopes (I found blank cards and stamped 1-14 on the front).
14 activities or treats. See below for idea’s but I suggest you make them as unique and as fun as you’d like for your children.
Day 1 – Make Valentines Decorations for the fireplace (my blessed life)
Day 2 – Get some Valentines Stickers
Day 3 – Make Valentines necklace
Day 4 – Make Valentines Cards for Grandparents
Day 5 – Get a Valentines Book
Day 6 – Make ‘All of the Things I Love’ book
Day 7 – Make Valentines T-Shirt to wear for the big day
Day 8 – Create special valentines for teachers
Day 9 – Play Valentines Bingo
Day 10 – Valentines Party at School
Day 11 – Bake some valentines cupcakes (Try these beauties from Glorious Treats)
Day 12 – Make Valentines for Mom or Dad
Day 13 – Family Valentines Dinner Out
Day 14 – Valentines Day treat and Card (filled with 14 things you love about your little one)
Written by Rhiannon Gillis. Rhiannon is a Los Angeles decorator and also writes for the blog Rhiannon’s Interiors.