Valentine’s Day – Celebrating a Day of Love.

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February is here and tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! There are a lot of different ideas about Valentine’s Day and why it exists. A lot of people think that it is just a commercialized holiday for the card/candy companies to make money, but there is a lot of history behind it. The holiday is actually named after Saint Valentine.  A lot of the traditions that go along with Valentine’s Day are based on Saint Valentine and has been celebrated for centuries.

The holiday may be intended for couples, but really you can use this day to celebrate anyone meaningful in your life. Whether it’s your best friend, your kids, your parents it really doesn’t matter. Valentines Day is a day of love for anyone in your life that is special to you.

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I do enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day with my husband because having a forever Valentine is something to celebrate. I also enjoy celebrating this day of love with my mom and my kids. We all exchange cards and candy just to show we care.

 Fannie May Valentine’s Assorted Chocolate Heart – 5oz

Papyrus A Hundred Hearts Valentine’s Day Greeting Card, Multi-Colored

My older daughter usually has a party at school, so I buy her Valentine’s Day cards for her classmates and goodies for her to pass out and share. I also get the teacher a cute gift as well.

Valentine’s Day Create Your Own Be Mine Mailbox Kit – Spritz, Pink

Reese’s Valentine’s Exchange Peanut Butter Hearts – 25ct/15oz

Merci Valentines Day Teacher Gift – 7oz

I dress up my girls in pink and red so they are ready to party in style.

Girls’ Valentine’s Day Hearts Nightgown – Cat & Jack Pink 

Girls’ Hello Kitty Heart Graphic Short Sleeve T-Shirt – Light Pink

Toddler Girls’ Minnie Mouse Ruffle Dress – Oatmeal Heather

I love pink and hearts so decorating for Valentines Day is my favorite part. I get as many decorations as I can to make my home look festive and pretty.

Available at  Target.com

‘love’ Throw Pillow Pink 20’x12′ – Threshold

Tassel Garland Light Pink/Dark Pink/Gold 60 – Threshold

Heart Shapes Garland Gold/Pink/Purple 60 – Threshold

Available at Target.com 

 

Every year I try to bake some homemade goodies for my husband and kids. I decorate the kitchen with Valentine’s Day decor and put out cupcakes, cookies, and candy.  I buy the kids some pizza and we watch a family friendly movie before they go to bed. Once the kids are in bed, my husband and I are able to relax and spend some time together.

Cake Boss 10 Piece Professional Bakeware Heart Bakeware Set

Pink Hearts Table Runner, Table Runner

White “The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home” Kitchen Towel – Threshold

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My husband and I don’t even attempt to go out on Valentine’s Day anymore. It’s just not worth the stress of waiting two hours to be seated. We usually go out the weekend before or after Valentine’s Day, which we have found to be a lot easier.

We let the kids have their fun with snacks, treats, pizza and a movie then get them to bed. We then enjoy a quiet dinner by candlelight with some romantic music. After dinner, we usually watch a movie and enjoy some dessert. It’s nothing extravagant but we try to just enjoy the day and keep it simple.

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Most of the decor, gifts, and candy I buy are from Target. They have so many cute things available. I usually shop online and choose the pick up in store option. This saves me time and money. I save 5% every time I shop by checking out with my  Target REDcard.  There’s also this fun new thing called Gift Now that makes shopping even easier and saves you another 5%. If you’re looking for last minute items Target is the place to go.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Spend it with those you care about and share the love!

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11 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day – Celebrating a Day of Love.

  1. lisajakesmomma says:

    My husband and I enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day too. Its much different now that we are married, and parents, than it was when we were just dating. But we still always do something for each other.

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