Monday, February 16, 2015

Celebrating St. Valentine's Day

This past Friday we were invited to attend a St. Valentine's Day party at the home of some friends. After the birthday last weekend, the World Marriage Sunday Potluck at Church, a full school week, extra curricular activities, and Snuggles tooth extraction (poor little guy!!!) on Thursday afternoon after piano and before hockey, we didn't have much time to prepare this year.  

Thankfully, with a little help from some free online printables, we were able to pull together (over 150!!!) Valentine cards by midnight. Whew! Captain and Bud (our little popcorn bandit) gave out bags of popcorn, Ranger handed out Heart Breaker Valentines, Twinkle Toes handed out Anne of Green Gables Chocolates, Chiquita choose to create these Hershey Kiss Lighthouses, Snuggles handed out Melted Snowmen, and Rose ended up using some store bought Hello Kitty Valentines (which she loved even though they were purchased years ago!) after my printer ran out of ink...

It was so great to get out of the house and spend the day (and all evening - we didn't get home until 9!) visiting with friends.  Saturday morning the children were up early digging through their boxes of Valentine cards. They only have a couple days to finish up their treats… Lent is almost here!

I'm off to make this year's Lenten Calendar, print individual calendars, and see what else I need to prepare for Wednesday... I hope your week is off to a great start!


  1. What cute and creative Valentines! So glad you day was blessed! We enjoyed our homeschool Valentines party as well! We used Monica's Love like a Saint Valentines and it's so neat to teach the faith with St. Valentine's Day. Here's my post with links to Monica's valentines :)

    2015-02-16 21:12:56

    1. We made Strawberry Hearts this year too! I just finished posting them here:

      Monica's Valentines are lovely! I will have to keep those in mind for the future, but this year I was looking for free printables and our children really enjoyed choosing cards to create from the many options available. I loved how each of their card choices reflected their favorite things or personalities, but that doesn't mean we didn't focus on the saint as well! :) We read about St. Valentine as always (as well as Sts. Cyril & Methodius), and on the actual feast (the party hosted by our friends was the day before) we celebrated by going to Confession, Mass and out for pizza! It was a simple and beautiful day.

      2015-02-16 21:53:26

  2. Lots of ideas for next year.

    2015-02-16 22:51:04


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