Last year we started a ridiculously easy Valentine’s Day Tradition in our house. We knew it would be a hit, but we didn’t realize how much they would love it. This little Valentine’s treat was not at all my idea, my Pinterest feed was full of posts from awesome blogs that are far more creative than I.
This craft is super simple. Cut out little paper hearts in festive colors and write something you love about your child on them. Tape one little heart to their door each night of February leading up to Valentine’s Day. We don’t do a lot of fancy, over the top stuff – but that I could totally do!
So starting on February 1st we cut out a bunch of little hearts and put them on their doors, completely unannounced. It was a hit! It was no surprise that the kid that loved it the most was our son. He is one of those kids that will take a lull in a conversation as an opportunity to remind you of something good they did previously simply so he can fill the dead air with praise. He loved checking out the hearts each morning and I would catch him going back to read them multiple times a day. He told everyone he met about the heart thing on his door enthusiastically. Then one day (I think it was the 5th) we forgot. Parent Fail. We did not hear the end of it all day. So from that night on, he would remind us every single night “Don’t forget our hearts Mom!”, sometimes multiple times. OK, always multiple times.
“We won’t Buddy! Go to bed!”
This is a tradition I think we will keep up until they move out. For one, it is crazy easy and not expensive. Two, it is a great affirmation for the kids and it is a great affirmation for us. Sometimes after a long day we forget to be thankful. This was fun for Harry and I to do together. “Hey Babe, can you write their hearts tonight?” “Sure!” Then we would read what we wrote to the one who didn’t do the hearts that night and we both go “Awww.”…… It seriously is the little things!
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