The following post is from Kacey of Next Level Mama:
One of my favorite things as a kid was opening up a Valentine’s Day card from my dad. Every year without fail, he’d give me a card selected just for me. The tradition never got old. Being a kid, I probably didn’t tell dad how the gesture made me feel on top of the world, but it certainly did!
Now, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m looking forward to starting a Valentine’s Day tradition with my own kids. You should, too.
What I know for sure (as Oprah would say) is while those cards probably required little effort on my dad’s part, they left a deep and meaningful impression on me. I’m 36 and still talking about it. While it’s easy these days to get caught up in crafting Pinterest-worthy cards for the kids’ classmates, planning parties Martha Stewart would swoon over and buying enough candy to outdo Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, we must remember the little things are often the main thing.
This year, stop by the card aisle and pick out a card for each of your kids. Grab some paper and a pen, and write them an old-fashioned letter. Or get David Letterman-creative and compile a Top 10 List of reasons you love them. To really knock their socks off, gift them with a few of these printable love coupons.
Whatever you do, go out of your way to give your kids the V.I.P. treatment on Valentine’s Day. Trust me, they’ll remember it.
What is your favorite Valentine’s Day tradition?
|Kacey loves her kids to pieces and the many ways they’re refining her into a better person. She’s on a mission to inspire and encourage moms to take it to the next level. This die-hard Texas girl rarely meets a dessert she can refuse. You can find her at her blog, Next Level Mama, or tweeting away at @nextlevelmama.|