When I was a kid I loved Valentine’s Day. I loved decorating my little shoe box. I loved getting the tiny cards from everyone in the class. I loved the conversation hearts, I even loved those heart shaped cherry flavored suckers. I can still taste that distinct Valentine’s Day sucker taste.
I am kind of wondering at what point the boys will start to partake in Valentine’s festivities at school. We sent a whole bag of party supplies on their birthday so they could have the typical school birthday experience. (I admit I may have gone overboard with the hats and noise makers.) Doesn’t Valentine’s Day fit into the typical school holiday experience?
I know there are plenty of jaded men and women who will blow off Valentine’s and declare it a “Hallmark Holiday” and this may be true. But what happened to the magic? What happened to the sparkle? What happened to the fun crafts and covering everything in pink and red? Is there really anything wrong with taking one day to celebrate love above all other things? It doesn’t mean you can’t show your significant other lots of affection and love the other 364 other day of the year, Valentine’s Day just makes it a little more fun.
Plus, it’s a great excuse to get out to that new restaurant you have been meaning it try. As a parent to three kids ages 3 and under, sometimes it takes an occasion to get me out of my jeans and into a fancy restaurant. And by “sometimes” I mean all the time!
This year I have been contemplating sending Valentine’s cards to school with the boys. It can’t hurt and I’m sure the other kids would get a kick out of it. Tiny Prints has some really cute cards- I’m thinking Rocket Ships for Wyatt and maybe some Dinosaurs for Lincoln!
Either way I’d better get with it. I am notoriously bad at sending out holiday cards and I have no doubt that Valentine’s Day greeting cards will be no different. At least I don’t have to go through the hassle of getting stamps and getting them in the mail!
Disclosure: I have been provided product in exchange for this post. All opinions are mine.