This year I decided to make handmade Valentine's for the boys to exchange at school. While I know they probably mostly care about the candy involved, I do find it fun to be creative even in this small way, so I set about making over 30 felt fortune cookies for the boys to pass out. I used this tutorial and filled each cookie with a Hershey kiss and a little note saying 'Happy Valentine's Day Love, Clark/Curtis'.
These were fun and easy to make and I think they turned out pretty cute. Now I just wonder how many 3 and 6 year old children know what a fortune cookie is.
I made heart shaped pizzas as my gift to the family for Valentine's dinner. Curt and I celebrated our Valentine's a few days earlier when it was much easier to get a babysitter. We had pedicures (his first!) and tried out a new-to-us Asian restaurant which was REALLY good. It was a near perfect date night. On the actual holiday we celebrated as a family over this home cooked meal.
Over the weekend before the holiday the boys got really into making paper Valentines to give out to a local nursing home. I was gifted a set of scrap-booking scissors years ago and they finally came in handy (after all, I don't scrapbook). Curtis cut heart after heart out of red paper, but Clark did need a little assistance.
While I do agree with most people that this is a very 'Hallmark' holiday, it is always fun to get crafty with my family and celebrating love is something I will never turn my nose up at.
Happy Valentine's Day!