This will be the first Valentine’s Day that I get to celebrate with my daughter and I couldn’t be more excited. This year Valentine’s Day has a whole new meaning to me now that I am a mother. Valentine’s Day is a day to cherish more than just the romantic love in your life. In fact, it is the perfect day to celebrate kindness, friendship, family, generosity, giving, and so much more. This year I want to start my own Valentine’s Day Traditions with my family to celebrate all of those ideals.
I want to share with you 5 different Valentine’s Day traditions you can start with your family this year. The special memories you make with your children doing these Valentine’s Day traditions will be something you all will cherish. Let’s get started!
The best way to start your Valentine’s Day is by enjoying a Valentine’s Day themed breakfast with your family! My husband and I are huge foodies so we often show love by making each other a home cooked meal. There are so many fun options you can do for this Valentine’s Day tradition. You could make red velvet pancakes or heart shaped waffles with strawberry syrup. However, I think this year my favorite recipe is from Hungry Girl por Vida for Double Chocolate Doughnuts with Chocolate Sprinkles. She even makes them in the shape of little hearts! Don’t they look delicious? I’ve never made doughnuts before, but she makes them look pretty irresistible.
After breakfast I plan on putting Olivia in a very sweet Valentine’s Day themed outfit. I think it is so adorable when I see kid’s dressed up for the holidays. In fact, I got so excited to put Olivia in a Valentine’s Day themed outfit that I’ve already started picking one out. There are so many precious Valentine’s Day outfits this year for both little girls and boys. I’ve created a shopping guide to help you find the perfect outfit for your little one. You can check that out here!
The next activity I have planned for our Valentine’s Day is to create a Valentine with my daughter to send to her grandparents. This is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day traditions. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I am looking forward to doing this. I know that her grandparents will just love opening this piece of mail from Olivia. I’m thrilled that I have found a way to incorporate them into her first Valentine’s Day. I was searching for some cute ideas to use for her first set of Valentine’s Day cards and I found these “I Love Ewe” cards from My Kids Make. Although, these might be better suited for next years cards for Liv I couldn’t help but share them!
Next on our list of Valentine’s Day traditions is to do a fun Valentine’s Day themed craft with your little ones. Olivia is only 3 months old so we will have to wait until next year to start this tradition. However, as many of you know I love a good craft so I have been itching to start craft time with my little girl. I’ve already been looking into fun Valentine’s Day crafts I can do with her next year. For all of you mamas with older babies this would be the perfect tradition to start this year. One of my favorite crafts I found was Martha Stewart’s Crayon Hearts project. I can’t wait to have these precious hearts hanging up in my house next year.
We will be finishing off our Valentine’s Day by reading a Valentine’s Day themed children’s book to Olivia before bed. Reading to my daughter is one of the best parts of my day and is something I always look forward to. I can’t wait to share some of her new Valentine’s Day books with her! You can read my list of the best Valentine’s Day children’s books here.
I am so excited to start some of these Valentine’s Day traditions with my family this year. It is so fun for me to find new ways to enjoy the holidays with our daughter. Do you have any special traditions in your family for Valentine’s Day? Please share them in the comments below!
Happy Valentine’s Day!