Celebrate Valentine’s Day like a kid, with your kids
By Aimee Heckel
Remember back when Valentine’s Day was purely fun — before the pressure, cynicism and three hour waits for a table at dinner? Back as a kid, V-Day was basically about Conversation Hearts, the occasional chocolate chunk and paper bags decorated with cut-out hearts filled with cheap, cheesy cards from your classmates.
Maybe kids have it right.
The sweetheart holiday should be fun, a little silly, admittedly cheesy and totally exciting, with a healthy dose of innocent kindness.
Here are some of the sweetest ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day like a kid — with your kids.
1. Go old school. Get some Conversation Hearts. Pass them out to your friends, co-workers, neighbors or make crafts out of them.
Of course, Pinterest has a long list of craft ideas for Conversation Hearts. So does the blogger A Night Owl, including cookies, Rice Crispy treats, Conversation Heart-inspired sandwiches and even DIY Conversation Heart-style balloons, if you are holding a Valentine’s Day party.
2. Make it personal. Personal Creations sells super cute custom Valentine’s Day mugs filled with Conversation Hearts for about $15. Select any message up to three lines and 10 characters per line.
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3. Make your own Valentine’s Day cards. Let the edge of your creativity be your limit. Use stickers, cut out hearts, trace hands and even use hole-punchers to design shapes. Tie with ribbon, glue on buttons, use anything you can find around the house. Why buy a card when you can make one?
4. Make your own Valentine’s Day wreath. Chances are, your front door is feeling a little bare, now that you have taken down your holiday wreath (please say you have). Use some of the discounted red Christmas tree balls, red ribbon, feathers and even ornaments to embellish a wreath for February.
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