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In our home, Valentine’s Day isn’t a huge deal in the romantic sense of things. Jake and I have gone out and celebrated alone a couple of times, but usually it is a much bigger deal for the girls than it is for us. So we approach it in a way that is fun for Addie and Piper most of the time. Jake really enjoys picking something out for them each year. I can still remember for Addie’s very first Valentine’s Day, he came home from Kroger with a dog that was at least 3 times her size. She still has it and it still hangs out at the foot of her bed, 5 years later. It’s a special occasion between the girls and their daddy every year, which for me, it about as special as it gets.
So, even though Jake and I don’t celebrate in the traditional way, we do like to celebrate with the girls! So I’m sharing a few ways to do that, if that’s your style too.
If you have more than one kid like we do, shop smart. When you have to multiply everything by two or three, things get pricey. Teleflora has these really pretty bouquets. (remember, I told you all about them over Christmas?) Addie loves flowers. I let her choose which arrangement she wanted and she chose this one. She loved the vase, and wanted it to be her Valentine’s Day gift from her to me! I was also able to add on a bear, mylar balloons and chocolates to my order. That’s all of Valentine’s Day wrapped into one purchase and we were done. Of course, Jake will still do his annual Kroger dash like always, but I love how there was something for all of us on the site. It makes it super easy and the arrangements are always really gorgeous.
Another way we like to celebrate as a family is to go for an experience. I am all for dad & daughter dates and family dates. I think they’re adorable and Addie really enjoys them. (Piper is two and typically enjoys nothing but watching Frozen in bed, on repeat.) Just last week though, Addie and Jake spent the day working on our truck together, and it was seriously the highlight of her week. So if you’re looking for something different to do or you are on a tight budget this year, time is priceless and experiences make memories.
Obviously, I am all for date nights and alone, grown up time. We definitely make time for that! Valentine’s Day just slowly became something that was one of those things for Addie over the years. What about you? How does your family celebrate?