My Life as Annie’s weekly Time Travel Tuesday question for today is:
It’s almost Valentines Day! So to give us all some good ideas, travel back to the funnest gift you gave your valentine and/or the most special thing your honey did for you on Valentines Day!
We don’t usually do a whole lot for Valentine’s Day, though it is one of my favorite holidays. I have some heart-shaped cupcake pans that I use for treats for the day (usually just a boxed cake mix and frosting pink or red decorating sugar or sprinkles over the top) and I usually buy a card for everyone. I also have heart-shaped mini cupcake pans and have sometimes made little heart-shaped muffins to go with breakfast: one year I sent some with Jesse for his class.
One year I made up a big card out of poster board and used candy bars within the sentences for certain words (this wasn’t an original idea — I think I had seen it in a magazine). Another year I made a little scavenger hunt — I put clues on sides of a heart and hid them, with some kind of treat being the final “find.” The kids really liked that at the time and begged for it the next year, but making up the clues for where to hide things had been the hardest part, and I didn’t think I could do it again.
The kids used to make cards, and I miss that. And it’s funny, though I dreaded in some ways making up the little Valentine’s box for Jesse’s class Valentines, in a way I kind if miss that, too. Since he is a guy, of course, and doesn’t like all the hearts and lace that I would, I tried to find different ideas. One year his box looked like a space ship, another year it looked like an alligator. There was a magazine put out for Scouts that used to have good ideas for that kind of thing, and we enjoyed working on it together once we got going.
The church we attended when we first married had a “Sweetheart Banquet” in February, and that was always fun. It was the only event where the ladies didn’t have to make the meal: it was catered, and there were skits and a devotional.
Other than that we try to focus the day on the family rather than just my husband and I as a couple.