February is here! It’s the month of love! You know what that means — Valentine’s Day! It is celebrated on the 14th of February every year and is just around the corner. Traditionally, couples in romantic relationships celebrate Valentine’s day by going on romantic dates and weekend getaways. It’s a special day to commemorate the bond shared between romantic partners. But why limit yourself to that? Since it’s a day to celebrate love, why not cherish all the love and affection you have around you? You could make this day special to remind yourself of how much you are loved. It doesn’t have to be only with your significant other, but with your family and close friends. So, without further ado, let’s look at how you can celebrate Valentine’s day this year with your family:
1. Bake A Cake
Baked treats are delicious. They are a great way to bond with your family. Whip up a recipe that your kids will love and bake a cake together. Your partner and kids could help you with the entire process, and it could be an excellent way to bond with your family.
2. Start A Tradition
A tradition brings the whole family together. It gives you a sense of comfort, belonging and helps strengthen your bond with family and friends. Start a Valentine’s day tradition that you and your family can look forward to every year. It could be something as simple as watching a movie together, camping out in the forest, or roasting marshmallows in your backyard.
3. Click, Snap, Shoot
Another fun way to spend time with family on V-day is to dress up in pretty clothes and do a photo shoot. You can use props, decorations and even include your furry baby in the pictures. It’s fun, memorable and you can get as creative as possible.
4. DIY Decorations
Come together and make decorations that are relevant to Valentine’s day. You can make hearts, bows, flowers, and bells from paper. You can also make cute wind chimes that follow the V-day theme. Make decorations together as a family and put them up every year on this special day.
5. V-Day Themed Games
Organize a game night with your family. You could play some games keeping in mind the theme of Valentine’s day. There are tons of games and activities you could do together to make it a memorable occasion.
6. Movie Night
Snuggle up with your family and watch movies about love, family, affection, and bonding. You don’t have to worry about the film being age-appropriate for your kids because there are tons of them that you can watch together as a family. Some of the best ones that showcase love are movies about dogs. Go crazy but make sure you have tissues to help you through it.
7. Go On A Date
You don’t necessarily have to spend the day at home. Go out on a picnic or a lunch date. You could take your kids to a theme park, entertainment center, or a gaming center. Spend the day with them, and it will surely make your day.
8. Appreciate Each Other
Families are often taken for granted. You tend to get caught up in day-to-day activities that you forget to appreciate your loved ones. Take the time to go around the table and say at least one thing you love about each other. It’s a great exercise to strengthen your bond and remind yourselves what you mean to each other.
9. A Jar Of Sweet Notes
Repurpose a jar that used to be filled with candies or sweets and replace them with handwritten notes of love and kindness. Drop these notes into the jar throughout the year and read them out on Valentine’s day. It is a thoughtful gesture that will make your loved ones feel appreciated and valued.
Valentine’s day is special, no doubt. But if you are single or do not have a significant other, don’t be disheartened. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating love. Any kind of love; all kinds of love. So, spread love instead of hate because it’s the only thing that can save the world.