Make Valentine’s Day a family affair
Don’t let Valentine’s Day just be for young romantic love, make it a family affair this year and celebrate it as a special family day. This way you can forget having to get a babysitter, and all of the other expenses that come with the stereo-typical Valentine’s Day.
Chose a day around Valentines Day (Valentines falls on a Monday this year) to make the most of the warm summer days and share the love with all of those who make up your family by going on a family date. Make it a no pressure day, where no-one has to stress too much and maybe hit the beach or pack a picnic and head to your favourite park and spend some good quality time together.
Life can be so hectic in between work, activities and the mundane chores that need doing, that spending some time together is often the first thing that gets relegated.
Here are some other simple things you can do to make the day filled with love:
No complaints – this goes for kids and adults, use the day to ban all complaints
Handmade cards – if your kids are of the age where they are into making and creating, then they will love this. And if your kids are a bit older and think love heart cards are all a bit corny, then let them off making them – but you should still make one for them! They might not seem like they appreciate it, but deep down they’ll find it that tiny bit sweet J
Cookies – What better way to a person’s heart than cookies. Check out our simple Love Heart cookie recipe over on our blog.
Movie night – if getting the whole family together for a full day is just too tough, then instead get in some takeaways and pop on a family movie and have an at home movie night
Share the love – make sure you let your kids know how much you love them by telling them so. That L word is so important for kids to hear
We think it’s a pretty simple idea and a great way to remove the pressure from Valentine’s Day. After all, isn’t the root of the day about telling those closest to you that you love them?