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Smarter Mom: Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day hasn't really changed since I was in school, which was a long, long time ago. Kids still give out treats of candy, cookies, or cupcakes and Valentine's Day cards to their friends. As an adult, I'm jaded by this "holiday" but for kids, it's a sweet tradition and one we should help them enjoy.

Let your kids have an active part in this. Let them pick out the cards they want to send, or maybe they want to make their own. Printables lets you print out adorable options from home. There are some cute DIY cards that let you mix the card and treat, like this lollipop and flower card, which is a sweet idea.

Do you usually get your kids something for Valentine's day? If so, make sure you get them something that is in theme with the day. If they like Legos, for example, Lego Friends is a great treat. And what little girl doesn't love jewelry? This heart and key necklace is by Selena Gomez. (She's another little girl favorite.)

Also, nothing says love like heart shaped pancakes (for breakfast or dinner!), or heart shaped grilled cheese. This was one of my favorite things when back when I enjoyed Valentine's Day.

How do you and your kids celebrate Valentine's Day?

*image from FamilyFun Magazine

by on Feb. 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I think DS is too young to really get him into it. I did buy him a valentine's bear and candy though :) That's the extent of it for us.

by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 11:15 PM
We make some Valentine cookies, I help my girls make out there Valentine cards for school and treat bags for there class.
by on Feb. 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM

We made fun Valentine's Day cards. 

by on Feb. 14, 2012 at 8:45 PM

we just spend time together...we baked a cake on sun lol..that was fun

by on Feb. 14, 2012 at 9:28 PM

We just don't do much for V. Day. She had a party at school, that was it. Poor deprived child, lol.

by on Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:52 PM

we dont. I just buy candy the day after

by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 12:40 AM

We made oragami hearts this year.

Happy Valentine's Day

by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 1:10 AM
I do pancakes shaped hearts for
I love your ideas!
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by on Feb. 29, 2012 at 7:50 AM

We don't celebrate it but they got a heart shaped box of candy.

by on Feb. 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM

 we don't normally do a whole lot.  we give the kids a small gift.

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