Celebrate Love as a Family


Love is in the air as we approach Valentine’s Day this week. It can have different meanings in different countries, depending on where you live. In some countries it’s strictly about romance while in many other countries everyone joins in not only for romance but also to acknowledge friendship. Any which way you look at it, on this day we have opportunity to do something a little more special for those we love to show them how much we love and appreciate them.

Here’s a few ideas you might like to do with your children to spread more love.


1.       Valentines’ Day Melted Crayons Mobile Craft

Melted crayons and wax paper make stained glass heart sun catchers.

heart garland

2.       Paper Punch Heart Garland

Clever and simple garland to make out of paper hearts. This doesn’t have to be limited to Valentines.


i love you this much!

3.       I Love You This Much Card

This is a great card for kids to make and can be used at various times of the year just by changing the color of the papers used.



picasso rose heart

4.       Picasso’s Rose Period Hearts 

After Picasso painted with blue paint for 4 years he met a lady, fell in love and started using pinks, reds and roses. As you’re painting these hearts show your children other Picasso.


valentines cards5.       New Twist on an Old Classic paintings so they can get familiar with his style.

Beautiful handmade Valentine’s Day cards from cut out construction paper hearts, each decorated with something special. Get creative and make your own designs.


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If you need something quick, that doesn’t take a lot of preparation yet is meaningful, give extra big love in little ways.

  • Put a little trinket, special piece of chocolate or love note at each person’s place at the table.
  • Write up little cards or hearts that have acts of service you will do for that person such as do a chore for that person, make a special tea, give a shoulder massage, babysit, cook a special dessert or meal, whatever is meaningful for the person you are serving.
  • Make it an early night getting the kids to bed then set up a blanket, drinks or special chocolates in candlelight for a special romantic nighty-night.
  • Order takeout for dinner, then enjoy a movie with the whole family or after the kids go to bed.
  • Write a special letter to the one you love expressing your deep devoted love to them. Let them know how special they are and how grateful you are to have them as your partner.


Ideas abound, now you just have to decide what you want to do for your loved ones this year. If you’d like more inspiration make sure and see my February Love Pinterest Board. I’d love to meet up with you there and share. So many beautiful and delicious things on Pinterest!

Are you and your children getting crafty? What will you do to celebrate this Valentines day? Please share the inspiration of ideas, resources and comments below. 


 About Donna Vail

Donna Vail, Education and Parenting Specialist, is founder of An Inspired Education and the Mentor Mastery Inner Circle, the proven step-by-step program dedicated to maximizing the success in the human potential through homeschooling and life mastery for the whole family. She creates educational programs for homeschool children, “after-school” study programs for public schooled children and personal development for moms, while homeschooling her five children. Get free tips and resources from Donna Vail at: www.donnavailinternational.com


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