Saturday, February 7, 2009

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is only one week away. How do you celebrate Valentine's Day?

At my house, it is a pretty low key sort of day. Shouldn't we celebrate and honor our love everyday?

We mutually agreed that it was a bad day to try to go out to dinner - everything is really crowded and if we are going to have a date night, I don't want it to be at an overwhelmingly crowded restaurant with a huge wait. So, typically we have our Valentine's dinner out on a different night when there is less of a crowd. We also mutually agreed that flowers don't make sense on Valentine's Day. You can get the same dozen roses for half the cost almost any other day of the year.

We will exchange cards and every year, I take the kids and get a picture of me and them together to give to my husband. I'm sure the surprise factor is gone since I do it every year, but it doesn't make it any less enjoyable to him. In addition, I try to make a special meal for the family.

The kids do their card exchanges and parties at school. I often will volunteer to make goodies for their party. For my son, Valentine's Day also means decorating a shoebox to receive all of the Valentine's Day wishes from his classmates. Last year, we used foil and construction paper to decorate his box. We kept the box and probably will just redecorate it this year.

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day?


Anonymous said...

We have a pretty low key Valentine day as well. Maybe a special treat for dessert or something simple.