A Simple Valentine’s Day Tradition

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Valentine's Day | 8 comments

If you are one of my 3 girls, you should STOP READING THIS NOW!

Yes, Daisy, Anna Bella and Lila Mae…I’m talking to YOU!

Don’t read another word or you will ruin one of your Valentine’s Day surprises…Seriously. :)

Ok, now that they are no longer reading…

…I can get on with this post. :)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about living each moment to its fullest.

Being fully present for my husband and my girls.

I’ve been reading things about choosing what really matters.

And I’m realizing that the time that I have with my girls is precious and flying by entirely too fast.

And I want to make sure that I don’t miss an opportunity to make a memory with them.

Or to let them know just how much I love them.

So when I was at my friend Lorie’s house today, and I saw all of the red and pink construction paper hearts on her children’s doors with words like “funny” and “trustworthy” and “respectful”…I had to ask what it was all about.

Valentine's Day Tradition

She explained how on February 1st, she cut out paper with the words “YOU ARE” on them and taped them to the door and each day she adds another word that describes that child.

So each morning the kiddos wake up to a new word about themselves.

And then on the 14th she will add the word “LOVED.”

So even though I’m getting a late start…my girls will wake up the morning of the 14th with a door full of hearts telling them all of the things that their daddy and I love about them the most.

Valentine's Day Tradition

Supplies:

paper

heart shape to trace

scissors

pencil

marker

tape

Valentine's Day Tradition

The supplies couldn’t be any easier to find.

And the hearts take about 10 minutes to cut out – and that’s cutting out a LOT of hearts!

Valentine's Day Tradition

So thank you, Lorie.

My sweet friend who always helps me to be a better mama.

Who just “gets” all of my mama thoughts and struggles.

And who reminds me to trust in the Lord above all else!

Thank you friend for this new tradition.

I think this one will be around our house for years to come!

And when they’re no longer living under this roof, I plan on mailing a little box to them full of hearts with all of the things I love the most about them.  Maybe they will break out the tape and hang them on their door…

Life to the full!

Melissa

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8 Comments

  1. This is a darling idea! What a wonderful tradition to begin with your girls. Love the idea of continuing this on into adulthood. You are a terrific mom!

  2. Oh! That is beautiful. I wish I would have thought of that years ago. That is so beautiful. And yes you are right, your girls will be grown before you know it but all is not lost. Then you’ll have 3 BFF’s. My daughter is wonderful and I am amazed how she turned out. Surely the Lord guided be along the way to make sure I did things right and the mistakes I made weren’t too horrible. Your girls will be thrilled with the idea.

  3. I am going to do this!!

  4. Love, love, love this idea! I have only one girl but the boys will have to endure it as well. I think they will enjoy too. Who doesn’t want to see
    what others may love about them. What a great idea and thank you for sharing.

  5. Love this idea and plan to use it <3
    Thanks for sharing Melissa!

  6. I absolutely love this idea! It’s adorable, simple and yet will make them feel so special. Love it!

  7. What a great Valentine’s day surprise! Glad I wasn’t the only one cutting out loads of hearts recently. I love the idea of saving them and mailing them years later, how fun!

  8. I absolutely LOVE this! My daughter will turn 14 in 2 weeks and I am taking this idea and doing it on her birthday! Thank your sweet friend for the wonderful idea!

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