My Sweetest Valentine

With the snow falling steadily outside, we're getting ready in my house for some serious crafting. We're breaking out the construction paper, glue, crayons, markers, old paper towel rolls, old magazines—anything and everything to pass the time. This time of year is my favorite for crafting, mainly because I'm really good at drawing and cutting hearts (other shapes elude me!). We'll be making valentines for all the special people in our lives.

Growing up, I did the traditional little trading card size valentines for my friends in school and gave handmade cards to my parents. What always warms my heart is remembering the valentines I always got.  Not the ones from old flames or secret admirers, but the one I always get every year from my abuelito.

Every year, without fail, I'd get a card, chocolate or a stuffed animal. It was a silly little something but I always look forward to it. So this year, while I'll still give my girls a little something, my husband will shower our girls with his own special valentine. We try not to give them toys for every holiday but we're thinking a game or something we can all enjoy. It makes me happy to think we're already creating memories our girls will cherish when they're older.

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