Now, I’m not a big gushy-mushy valentine’s person, but there is a part of the day that I remember with great fondness… As a child, I LOVED waking up to find some special surprise outside my door (usually a heart shaped box of chocolates with some fun character on the front). I enjoyed that so much that we’ve carried the tradition on in our family. We try to keep it small, nothing like a birthday present, just something simple. We all love this tradition… my husband likes picking out something small and sweet, the boys can’t wait to find what’s been left, and I love seeing the anticipation and joy in my boys (since I know that feeling first hand). This year we’re surprising them each with small heart-shaped boxes of candy (one with a monster truck and one with sports balls) and a small toy (a little football and a small Lego set). Now, I feel like one of those commercials…
Joy of the morning: priceless
Here’s another neat idea… find a special container that you use each year to fill with something special (like the photo above). Later the container could be hung on the wall or placed on a shelf as a beautiful reminder of the sweet days gone by. Love it! Maybe I’ll be on the look out for a nice container and store it away with the Easter baskets, and Halloween pumpkin pails. ♥
Oh, I forgot to mention that I usually pick up a pack of coupons from McDonald’s for $1.29… it has 12 coupons (usually 3 for free ice cream, 3 for free apple dippers/french fries, 3 for a free milk jug/apple juice, 3 for free hamburgers). All for just $1.29!
Here’s a CUTE Healthy Valentine’s Treat for Children (the MacGyver mom way).