Why It’s Important to Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Kids

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Children

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! This day seems to stir up conflicting emotions for many people. I’ve always looked at the day as an excuse to bake treats and exchange meaningful words with friends and family.

I started thinking about why I don’t struggle with this day (and it’s not because I am married). It’s because my mom made it fun not at all about significant other’s. I wrote a blog post for Red Tricycle¬†about why you should celebrate Valentine’s Day with your children.¬†My mother taught my brother’s and I life is too short to be cynical about a day where you have an extra reason to spread love around.

“My mother loves Valentine’s Day. In the midwest, February is cold and gloomy with spring still several months away. Valentine’s Day happens at the exact moment when everyone needs a pick me-up in the form of a heart-shaped cookie.”

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2 thoughts on “Why It’s Important to Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Kids”

  1. YES! I have always loved Valentine’s Day for the same reason – my mom made it a special day with little treats (still does!), and it was always the perfect winter pick-me-up. My husband and I actually don’t celebrate it at all, and never particularly have, but I’ve treated the day as “Galentine’s Day” long before Parks & Rec provided that awesome term for it, always making cards and baked treats or little craft projects for all of my girlfriends. I still love to do that, but I admit I was slightly lax in celebrating with my kid given that we live 5 minutes away from my parents and I knew my mom wouldn’t be able to resist spoiling him a bit. Hope you and your boys had a lovely day!

    1. I think it’s one thing to not celebrate it and another to be cynical about the day — it’s not worth being cynical about it!! My wine club met a few days after and we coined it “GalenWINE”…it was a fun way to spend the week!

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