Less than two weeks ago, an idea popped into my head. It went something along the lines of, “Holy crap! Valentine’s Day is going to be here in a month! I need some new ideas, yummy recipes, crafts, printables, beauty… I need all things Valentines!” I hopped on a few Facebook groups and asked my blogging friends to submit their Valentines posts for what I hoped would be an ultimate Valentines round up. I didn’t just want crafts or recipes. I wanted something where I could find a ton of different ideas centered around Valentines all in one place. And that, my friends, is how this post came into being.
When I was in first grade, I had a crush on a boy named Mikey. Turns out, Mikey had a crush on me too. And when Valentines Day came around and all the kids were putting cards into each others homemade boxes, I was waiting for one special card. On the bus ride home, I shuffled through the cards and candy until I found it. It was a Barbie Valentine that said, “You’re cool!” on the front. But on the back it said, “Your cheeks are like roses, your eyes are like the sea, and I think you are meant for me!” My little 7 year old heart felt like it was going to explode and I kept that card in my treasure box for the rest of the year.
I love the fun and excitement that accompanies this holiday. I love decorating my house with hearts in every shade of pink and red and leaving love notes for my kids and husband. I’ve heard some people criticize the idea of Valentines Day and point out that we should be doing fun, sweet, thoughtful or romantic things for those we love all year round and not let everything rest on a single day of the year. I don’t disagree with this perspective, however, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with trying a little harder to show your love to those you care about on Valentines Day or the days leading up to it.
And with that in mind, I give you the ULTIMATE All Things Valentines Round Up! You’ll find recipes, crafts, kid activities, date night ideas, printables, beauty and gift ideas from over 35 different blogs. They are sharing their best ideas with you and I hope you find something new and fun to celebrate your Valentines Day with the ones you love.
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