Valentine’s Prep

Valentine’s Day is 5 days before my birthday, so when it comes to celebrating, Jason and I have always gone out for one dinner to toast both events. Of course, he has always sent me flowers on the actual days, but we never really made it a big deal about going to dinner Valentine’s Day. Now with children, this little holiday has become more important to me. Both big kids already have school parties scheduled, and have already decorated our house, to get them excited about Cupid coming to town. Its funny how having kids has transformed this otherwise forgetful holiday for me.

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This year, I decided to get a head start on the planning and decorating. The kids usually hand out Valentine’s to their buddy’s in school, and mail some to friends who live far away. With the help of Pinterest, we decided to make homemade cards, which look like kids are handing you a lollipop. It’s super simply and they got a huge kick out of making their own Valentines.

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I love giving the kids a little something during these special jubilees. Most of the time, I give them a little chocolate heart, but a few weeks ago, I saw this adorable LOVE Blanket from Little Giraffe and couldn’t resist. It’s perfect for cozy movie nights, and the pink and white colors match Gemma’s crib decor, so she can use it all the time.

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And of course, I need to dress up my little Valentines. I found these cute skirts on one of my favorite IG accounts, Les Petits Darlings, , which I paired with their ballet uniforms and added a cute heart necklace from a party supply store. We are now fully ready for Love Day! Happy Valentines to you and yours…

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