Inexpensive ways to celebrate Valentine’s week with your family.

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Honestly, if you ask me, I think Valentine’s Day should be every day.

We really need to love on people, who are dear to our hearts, every day of the year! And no, you don’t need to splurge to show someone you care. Little acts of kindness, short notes of love and tons of TLC go a long way in strengthening relationships.

Since we’re a week away from Valentine’s Day, lets start now!

Inexpensive ways to celebrate Valentine's week with your family.

Inexpensive ways to celebrate Valentine’s week with your family.

I would like to challenge you to try to stick to giving acts of love and handmade presents over store bought gifts as a lead up to February 14th. Here are some ideas:

1. Write a love note, every day, to each member in your family, sharing one thing you love about them.

2. Hide notes of love around the house to surprise them.

3. Bake heart shaped treats, cook a favorite meal, throw a surprise, dress-up, bring-out-pretty-china, candlelight dinner for the family.

4. Do a designated chore(s) for someone. (For example, Dad can wash all the dirty dishes for Mom right after dinner is done or the kids can do Dad’s laundry for him.)

5. Designate an evening to be family movie night. Break out the popcorn and watch old, family home videos of when Mom and Dad got married, or the kids when they were babies.




Do you have an inexpensive Valentine’s week idea to share?



  1. I am making crayons with my little man this weekend for him to hand out at school next week. He loves stuff like that.

  2. I don’t know if there’s anything specific I’d use for Valentine’s week. But I enjoy making heart shaped foods on Valentine’s Day!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of hiding notes all over the house. I try and put random sweet notes in my girl’s lunch boxes.

    1. I love doing that too. For my preschooler it’s generally drawings and an I Love You as he’s just beginning to identify his sight words 🙂

  4. I usually just hang with the kids and be lazy watching movies. When they were little we would do crafts. Not so much anymore

    1. Being lazy and watching movies with the family is something our family loves to do on most Friday nights!

  5. These are some really great ideas! They will come in handy for Valentine’s week for sure!

  6. These are all cute ideas! I love the idea of hiding love notes all around the house!

  7. I love the family movie and cooking a meal. That might be what we do this year. 😉

  8. Oh I love those little mailboxes! That would be so cute to do family valentines!!! I am going to have to try to find some!

    1. Laura, they’re available for a dollar each, in the dollar section at Target. We had the foam hearts etc to “pretty” ours up! We bought ours last year but Target brings them out every year without fail. 🙂

  9. We like to make personalized cards for a few of our friends to mail out. My daughter has been mailing one to the lunch lady ever since she started school. Even though she no longer goes to elementary, she still loves giving and getting mail from her on Valentine’s Day!

  10. these are really some neat ideas! I will be baking cupcakes with my daughter and other goodies that she can bring to her adult brother and his girlfriend and her 2 nephews…

  11. What great ideas! We plan on baking and doing valebtines crafts this week! My kids love Valentine’s day!

  12. These are really great ideas. I will have to make up a few notes and hide them around the house.

  13. What a great way to spend the week not going broke. I love this idea of incorporating the family into valentines day!

  14. If my husband did dishes even once, he’d be off the hook for gifts for the next twenty years. He doesn’t do them, period. 🙂

  15. I recently started putting notes in my sons lunchbag. I really enjoy sending him a little love.

  16. These are great ideas. I send my son emails periodically in the day. I love when he sends them unexpectedly to me too.

  17. Our family tradition has been to have a heart shaped pizza from Papa Johns. We’ve done it the last few years and it’s tons of fun for my whole family to spend a day of love together.

  18. Those mailboxes are adorable! My grandson would love to take one of these to school to collect all of his cards!

  19. Over the weekend we helped kiddo make her Valentine’s box to take to school so the kids had something to put their cards in for her. I also picked out some pretty cool Monster High Valentines for her. She was thrilled. We made cookies, only we aren’t sharing. LOL Hubs and I are having some alone time to get away from life for a bit. We use Valentine’s as an excuse to recharge our batteries.

  20. Getting creative with the kids and making LOVE out of nothing is such a wonderful part of the season. Thanks for these great ideas

  21. We like to do things with snacks for valentines day also. We usually having plenty of baking stuff laying around the house, so it’s just a matter of picking something and decorating it.

  22. What a great list of simple ways! I love that they are family oriented. I will have to use some of them with my girls this week!

  23. Valentines Day is my fav holiday! I always make sure to share mine with some of my friends this was a great post with great ideas!

  24. We did little notes around the house saying how much we loved an appreciated someone. Then we took old broken crayons and did the heart crayons.

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