We had our traditional fondue Valentines dinner with the photo books of 2012. I always beam from ear to ear as they sit looking at them and reminiscing. Some of the pictures they have never even seen before.
I use Blurb and just drag each of the kids’ picture folders of 2012 over into Blurb and create a photo book. I do a little write up in the front cover page highlighting achievements and favorites. The books have around 250-300 images. I do mix it up so that the eye isn’t exhausted looking at little images on every page. I pick a few favorites and do full page spreads every few pages….
Another tradition is sending the kids to school with red Valentine’s lunches. I save the candy boxes and use them for their sandwiches or tortilla roll ups.
We made a variety of homemade Valentines. Rebecca made these bookmarks out of paint strips and then signed the back. They turned out cute. Here is the link where I found the idea - Bookmarks
Ashley made these Valentines. Glow in the dark bracelets are fun, BUT I will NEVER do them again. We had to put a connector on each one and had a hard time not breaking them and starting the glowing process as we would force it on the end. Here is the link for that one -Glow Stick Valentines
Holidays always mix up the boring drum of the regular week. I especially enjoy Valentines and all of the expressions of love. I am sure grateful to all of my family and friends for always making me feel loved!