Tips For Celebrating Valentine’s Day As A Family!


My five-year-old would be the first to tell you that February 14th comes with a selection of chocolate, some cut-out paper hearts, and probably a handful of glitter. But as a widely recognized holiday that celebrates l-o-v-e, I like to share in traditions that teach my daughter about caring for and appreciating the people in her life! Not to get all mushy on you, but what’s life without love, right?

Today I’m sharing some of my favourite ideas for creating lasting Valentine’s Day traditions with your family! (And if you want to add a little chocolate into the mix, I certainly won’t stop you!)

Let’s Dance!

How about a tiny, family-sized dance party in the living room? Pop on some fun music and get your groove on!

Sharing Is Caring!

Around the dinner table, on February 14th, have each member of your family share what they love and appreciate about everyone sitting at the table. For instance, I might say to my daughter, “I appreciate you for being so kind and caring” or “I love how much you love going to school and learning everything you can!” It may seem a bit corny, but the feel-goods will last all night long!

Get Crafty And Decorate!

Add a little Valentine’s Day theme to your home with cards from previous years, or make some crafts with your children that can be used to bright up your living room or even their bedrooms. These Valentine’s Day crafts for kids are a great start and I especially adore these DIY garlands! You probably have everything you need around the house right now!

Cook Up A Storm!

Create a special Valentine’s Day meal (or better yet, dessert!) with your family! You can try making the same recipe each February 14th, or mix it up and have someone choose a special new treat each year. There’s something very sweet about a whole family coming together to whip up a tasty meal! Then, eat together and enjoy a slow, mellow, relaxing Valentine’s Day dinner!

Spread The Love!

My favourite tradition from Aha! Parenting is to create a Valentine’s Day telephone chain of love! Simply call up someone to tell them you love them — or have your children make the call! The idea is to share you love for someone (a parent, grandparent, BFF!) then have them carry it on by calling someone else, and so on and so forth! Pay it forward with love this February 14th, friends!

Wishing you all a fantastic Valentine’s Day friends! Do you have any special traditions to pass on to your children? How will you be celebrating this year?

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Desiree Fawn

Désirée Fawn is a Canadian mom, blogger, and doula. She’s a tea enthusiast, social media connoisseur, and lover of travel. Her blog, So Fawned, began in 2008 as a way to document her life as a young mother, and has morphed into space featuring daily inspirations, insights into motherhood, style, home, and more. Désirée lives in Ontario with her daughter and partner. She also writes for Mom Spark.


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