How to make Valentine's Day special for your entire family!
Easy Family Valentine's Day Traditions
Valentine's Day is not just for lovers! My parents made Valentine's Day a family celebration for us growing up and we've continued on that way of celebrating in our own family.
If you're looking for some easy Valentine's Day traditions you can start with your own family to make it special for everyone, keep reading!
Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day For Family
1. The Love Jar Valentine Tradition
Celebrating Valentine's with family can be simple and free with this awesome Love Jar Tradition.
You can get all the details of how to create your own LOVE JAR right here.
2. Decorate Valentine's Day Cookies
Decorating Valentine's day sugar cookies should definitely be on your list!
1. Decorating heart cookies is a fun family activity
2. You get to share the love by delivering heart shaped sugar cookies to someone who could use come love!
Really, how could you not just smile seeing a plate of festive heart cookies on your porch?
Use our favorite sugar cookie recipe to whip up these festive cookies. And guess what?
You can make these cookies well in advance and freeze them until you are ready to frost and decorate!
3. Do a Valentine's Day Countdown: 14 Days of Love
Along with the Love Jar I mentioned above, our favorite family tradition is doing 14 Days of Love!
Starting February 1st, we pick one simple way to show love to our family members, a neighbor, or stranger.
You can see our list of simple ways to show love right here, or make up your own!
4. Give a Surprise Love Gift!
My parents made Valentine's Day so special for us. And while this may not seem like a big deal when your children are younger, I can tell you that I appreciated my parents making Valentine's Day really special when I was teenager SO MUCH!
Think about it: Those teenage years are so challenging as it is. And then Valentine's Day rolls around and if you don't have a secret admirer or boyfriend/girlfriend, well, Valentine's Day can be a hard day.
I knew I could always count on going home and feeling LOVE from my parents on February 14th.
I would find a flower on the kitchen table from my dad or a love gift on my pillow from my mom. These simple gifts and notes made me feel love!
Simple Love Gift Ideas
You can start this own tradition with your family by leaving a small gift on your family member's plate at breakfast dinner. You could leave a little treat, accessory, small toy or even just a love note.
5. Take Pictures With Your Loves!
If you love dressing up your children in fun clothes for the day, make sure to snap some photos.
It's so easy as moms to be behind the camera ALL THE TIME, but set up your phone with your timer or get out the tripod for your DSLR and get a few photos together.
6. Have Chocolate Fondue
Treat your family with delicious chocolate fondue. This easy Valentine's dessert only takes a few minutes to prepare and you don't even need a fondue pot!
7. Read Valentine's Day Books
Never underestimate the power of simple valentine ideas for families- and reading Valentines picture books is one of them!
Cuddle up to these darling Valentines books for kids- they'll have you laughing and hugging each other real tight!
8. Color Valentine's Day Coloring Pages
My kids are obsessed with holiday coloring pages . Coloring is a free and fun activity that the whole family can do together. Print off these free Valentine's Day coloring pages and your set up for hours of fun!
9. Play Valentine's Bingo
Make it an evening of family fun with Valentines bingo game. Use conversation hearts as bingo markers and have a basket of simple dollar prizes for the winners.