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As my son's grew I decided to make Valentines Day a day filled with little things that expressed the love that my husband I have for our sons rather than focus on the commercialized Valentines Day gifts. So throughout the day I would make and leave them little tokens of love.
Here are a few simple,sweet, and inexpensive ideas:
Write your child a love letter-One of my favorite things to do is to cut out a traditional heart from red or pink paper, just like in elementary school, and write them a love letter on it. They may be embarrassed at the time, but my boys have saved them all. And in the future it will be a written legacy of how I felt about them when they were little.
Pop a note in their lunch box-I would write them a Valentines note and put it in their lunch box too. Fast forward a few years and now I text them on Valentines Day and tell them how special and loved they are.
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I have the most decadent, simple, chocolate, knock your socks off dessert recommendation ever! Your family will love this restaurant style dessert with the gooey chocolate center. These Molten Chocolate Cakes have become a special family favorite. You can find this simple step by step recipe at Kraft. Try making homemade whipped cream for the topping instead of store bought it makes this dessert even better. Its simple take heavy cream and whip it with a hand mixer adding sugar to taste.
Take the time to plan and make a special family dinner with your kids. Sometimes we even break out the champagne glasses and have sparkling cider along with some candle light!
Again simple, sweet, inexpensive gestures that include family time are the best gifts of love we can ever give or receive.
Do you have any special things you make or do with your family to make Valentines Day special? Please share your ideas with us!