Be my Valentine
There are so many occasions in the year to say, “I love you!” or show someone you really care about them, but my favourite one is definitely Valentine’s Day! I love it not only because it is a perfect reminder of the love and support I get from my significant other, I also love to see the children put so much effort in making this occasion a special one for us parents. They create fun and super sweet crafts from school and write lovely messages on them to express how much they love us. These precious mementos that come straight from their hearts are the fuel that keeps me going and to work hard on maintaining a stable and warm environment for them to grow up in.
Photo Credit: @koryssa.anne
Where does Valentine’s Day come from
For those curious children who are looking at Valentine’s Day beyond the chocolates and Valentine messages, this video is a great way to teach them about the origin of Valentine’s Day and some fun facts around this “unofficial” festival. It could also be a perfect bonding moment to read a story or two on Valentine’s Day together before bed time, teaching them how we can share love among friends and care about those around us.
Show them your love
Nothing beats showing your love through food! How nice it would be to make a family Valentine’s Day dinner and feature yummy desserts created by the little ones with love. There are so many easy recipes for kids to follow to make on this special occasion.
We are living in the age of video calls, text messages, and emails, it feels like no one ever receives physical cards from anyone anymore. But I think it would mean so much more for grandparents or little cousins to receive a handmade Valentine’s Day card from the kids expressing their love for them. So let the creative juice flow and create something heart-warming cards with your kids this Valentine’s Day!