Hate me if you will, but I’m 100% one of those people who adores Valentine’s Day. Yes, a lot of people hate it – it definitely is a holiday manufactured by card companies to sell more, but I’m okay with that. I think it’s a fun way to celebrate the ones you love, and as a lover of the color pink, seeing everywhere splashed in all shades girly makes me happy.
Funny story – as a kid, I had a Valentine’s Day party at my house. Strike that, I created and handed out invitations for a Valentine’s party without my parents’ knowledge. Classic. My parents were really happy with that one. I just loved the holiday – I loved all of the pink and red and hearts and I loved decorating my ‘mailbox’ and filling out valentines for all of my classmates.
Now that I’m older, I still enjoy Valentine’s Day – I think it’s just a fun way to celebrate love and romance and being in love. Especially being a parent, it’s something that is harder to grasp. It’s so easy to just make it through each day without any kind of romance other than a quick peck and an “I love you” before passing out and praying the baby doesn’t wake up – just me? I also love celebrating little holidays like this with the kids – silly things like that are what they remember one day!
With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to put together a guide to Valentine’s Day – all of the fun gifts perfect for the holiday , be it for your kiddos or your love. I also included a group of fun decorations for your home, so that you can expand the festiveness through the month! Let’s get to it!
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids:
Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be for the person you spend your nights with – the holiday of love can be expanded to your littlest loves as well! Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids, including my favorite holiday themed books.
Valentine’s Day themed books:
I’m of the opinion that a book is the perfect gift for kids for just about everything – especially ‘holidays’ that call for small gifts, like Valentine’s Day. Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s Day-themed books for kiddos.
Pete the Cat // Junie B. Jones // Very Hungry Caterpillar // Llama Llama // Roses Are Pink
Curious George // Day It Rained Hearts // Fancy Nancy // The Biggest Valentine Ever // Groggle’s Monster Valentine
Gifts for your love:
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DIY Gifts for Valentine’s Day:
I’m totally obsessed with my newest discovery – the Dating Divas! I bought something from the to put together for Alex, though I obviously can’t be specific right now since, believe it or not – he actually reads this blog, but here are some of my favorites.
PS in case you’ve never heard of the Dating Divas, they’re a group of awesome ladies who run a blog focusing on strengthening relationships. They have a ton of awesome products which are printables – adorable, premade kits that you print and assemble at home. Here are some of my faves!
Valentine’s Day Decorations:
Hanging Conversation Hearts //Red Hanging Hearts // Heart Fairy lights // Paper Decorations //Hanging Ceiling Hearts // I Love You More Pillowcases // Valentine Banner // Garden Flag // XO Blocks // Funny Bunny Pillow
OKAY so tell me – do you like Valentine’s Day? Any fun gift ideas? Let me know in the comments!
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