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