Even though Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, I strongly believe it should be celebrated every day. I love to love! I have started placing “lovely” and romantic things around my house just to dress it up for the occasion.
Here are some ideas to place around your home in time for Valentine’s Day.
1. Fresh flowers – fresh flowers in any type of vase make a lovely statement. I bought these small bottles at the dollar section @ Target.
2. Kitchen Towels – Valentine’s dish towels hanging from your stove gives cute pops of red and pink in your kitchen. I also bought these at the dollar section @ Target.
3. Valentine Mailboxes for each of your children – I bought these at the dollar section @ Target. You can write a daily note on a cute heart post it or any time of cute paper for each of your children. You can even buy little gifts like candy or valentine’s socks from Dollar Tree and put in their mailbox. Also, you can buy valentine’s cards and put in them as well. Every morning they wake up to see what is in their mailbox. Below is a picture of mine and my baby girl’s feet snuggling on the recliner.
4. Bowl or jar of candy – these can be used for all the holidays all year, just change the candies. Or you can just put in a heart bowl like I did.
5. Bake red desserts and decorate them with red & pink candies or sprinkles. I bought an inexpensive, red cupcake stand last year @ Ross. If you are not a baker, simply buy different kind of red and pink heart candies. Don’t forget to buy your children’s teachers gifts too. They love them and should be appreciated! I try to do that for my youngest daughter that is still in elementary school.
6. Buy candles and light them up to create a romantic and calm ambiance.
7. A “Lovely” frame or a heart pillow says a lot – You can also buy a valentine card and frame or hang up. I love the Papyrus like this one on my chalkboard above. Also, I placed a heart pillow on my little girl’s desk below. I found this cute white wood desk in a thrift store for $8.00. Even the cashier looked at it and thought it was adorable.
8. Hang any kind of heart wreath – I found this heart of dried flowers at a thrift store for $4.99 and hung on the inside of my front door. You can find these or any other heart wreaths everywhere throughout the year.
9. Cook a romantic dinner for you and your husband. The following is my husband’s favorite dinner. Here is the recipe: <Mexican Shrimp Cocktail>
10. Use red paint a create a heart with your child’s hands. My daughter did this in her classroom and I love it.