I can't say that Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday. I much prefer more obscure holidays like Candlemas or holidays with huge sentimental attachment like Thanksgiving and Christmas. It seems to me like Valentine's Day has become a Hallmark holiday with lots of trash and way too much sugar. I'd rather pick a random Tuesday to celebrate love with my family than Valentine's. BUT, children have expectations. So I try to make the day a little special, full of hearts and maybe even a wee amount of sugar.
This year, we hung the watercolor paper heart garland from years past. And I made some quick little treats for the kids to enjoy before school: raspberries with a tiny nibble of white chocolate stuff inside.
Finn and I worked on these felted hearts. Well, actually I made the hearts, and he chose the branch and hung the hearts for me. A simple little project that just makes the kitchen table a bit more festive.
I also shaped a few little hearts with modeling wax and stuck them to a candle someone dipped a while back. (Not sure who? I just found it in the drawer. I love random little finds like that.) I even splurged on a few Lake Champlain dark chocolate hearts and Divine white chocolate strawberry hearts for our after dinner dessert.
Do you have anything special going on at your house for Valentine's Day?