When I was in first grade, I had a crush on a boy named Mikey. Turns out, Mikey had a crush on me too. And when Valentines Day came around and all the kids were putting cards into each others homemade boxes, I was waiting for one special card. On the bus ride home, I shuffled through the cards and candy until I found it. It was a Barbie Valentine that said, "You're cool!" on the front. But on the back it said, "Your cheeks are like roses, your eyes are like the sea, and I think you are meant for me!" My little 7 year old heart felt like it was going to explode and I kept that card in my treasure box for the rest of the year.
I love the fun and excitement that accompanies this holiday. I love decorating my house with hearts in every shade of pink and red and leaving love notes for my kids and husband. I've heard some people criticize the idea of Valentines Day and point out that we should be doing fun, sweet, thoughtful or romantic things for those we love all year round and not let everything rest on a single day of the year. I don't disagree with this perspective, however, I don't think there's anything wrong with trying a little harder to show your love to those you care about on Valentines Day or the days leading up to it.
And with that in mind, I give you the ULTIMATE All Things Valentines Round Up! You'll find recipes, crafts, kid activities, date night ideas, printables, beauty and gift ideas from over 35 different blogs. They are sharing their best ideas with you and I hope you find something new and fun to celebrate your Valentines Day with the ones you love.
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Included in this section you will find all kinds of printable valentines and printables to display in your home.
Don't Burst My Bubble | Housewife Eclectic
Pop Goes My Heart | Housewife Eclectic
You Make My Heart Pop | Tastefully Frugal
Valentine Pick Up Lines Love Notes | Marriage & Family Strong
14 Days of Free Valentines Printables | Lou Lou Girls
You're A Catch | Tastefully Frugal
Cutie Valentine | Tastefully Frugal
I'm Stuck On You | Tastefully Frugal
Smart Cookie Valentine | Your Everyday Family
Harry Potter Printable Valentines | The Quiet Grove
Tic Tac Toe Valentine Card | Craftivity Designs
Mermaid Printable Valentines | The Quiet Grove
3 Non-Candy Printable Valentines Cards | What Moms Love
Super Hero Printable Valentines | The Quiet Grove
Free Valentines Day Printables | Aileen Cooks
Valentines Candy Bar Wrapper | The Quiet Grove
5 Free Valentines Day Printable Cards | My Circus, My Monkeys
"Fin"tastic Friend Valentines Day Printable | A Sparkle of Genius
Free Valentines Printables Round Up | Sunshine & Munchkins
So many fun and creative ways to get your crafty on!
Reversible Valentines/St. Patrick's Day Sign | Tastefully Frugal
Love Frame with Scrabble Tiles | Home Crafts by Ali
Valentine Apron from Tea Towels | xoxo Grandma
Shabby Chic Love Mason Jars | Tastefully Frugal
Scrapbook Paper Valentine Wreath | Home Crafts by Ali
DIY Valentines Words Fridge Magnets | The Quiet Grove
Valentines Day Doilie Banner | Your Everyday Family
DIY Wine Cork Trivet | Aileen Cooks
Simple DIY Hearts Sweater | She Wore Stars
DIY Valentines Rag Wreath | Sunshine & Munchkins
Looking for some decor inspiration? These ladies have got you covered!
Valentines Decorating On A Budget | Tastefully Frugal
Valentines Mantle Inspiration | Maytime Moms
There are so many fun ways to get the kids in on the Valentines Day celebration. Check out the links below for activities for many ages.
Valentines Box | A Beautiful Life
Painted Hearts Valentines Craft | FordOlogy
Toddler-Friendly Painted Valentines Cards | Glitter, Inc
Valentines Day Popcorn Cones | Adie and Aden
Valentines Party for Kids | Sparkle Shiny Love
Valentines Family Dinner | Emmy Mom
Brain Building Valentines Activities | ILS Learning Corner
You Have My Heart | Espresso Ever After
Toddler Approved Valentines Day Cards | Nicole Banuelos
Love Note Envelopes | Sunshine & Munchkins
What is Valentines without some yummy sweets?! I'm pretty sure I need to make all of these!
Homemade Italian Cream Soda | Housewife Eclectic
Heart Healthy Romantic Meal | Shambray
Sweetheart Fruit Tart | Your Everyday Family
Double Chocolate Toffee Cheese Ball | Lou Lou Girls
Valentines Day Ombre Sweet Treat | Tastefully Frugal
Easy Valentines Cookies | OMG Pale
Chocolate Covered Raspberry Clusters | The Quiet Grove
Fun Valentines Day Kid Treats | Sandy a la Mode
Chocolate Nutella Croissants | The Quiet Grove
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Hearts | Posh In Progress
Valentines Sandwich Cookies | Recipe for a Sweet Life
How To Make French Macarons | Glitter, Inc
Sugar Cut Out Cookies | Glitter, Inc
Egg In A Heart Valentines Day Breakfast | Espresso Ever After
Chocolate and Nutella Dipped Strawberries | Glitter, Inc
Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Dip | Aileen Cooks
White Chocolate Covered Oreos | Sunshine & Munchkins
Valentines Day Fruit Kabobs | A Sparkle of Genius
Valentines Day Popcorn Treat | Crazy Life with Littles
Get inspired with these lovely ladies and use their fashion knowledge to your advantage.
Valentines Outfit On A Budget | Sparkle Shiny Love
Easy Valentines Day Manicure | Posh In Progress
Valentines Date Night Outfit Inspiration | Lauryncakes
Gifts are a thoughtful way to say you care about someone. Find some unique ideas in the links below!
Last Minute Valentines Gift Idea | Shambray
Baby Girl Valentines Gift Guide | Kelsey Diane Blog
Valentines Day Books for Kids | Kelsey Diane Blog
Valentines Day Gift Guide for Him | Casey La Vie
Why Gifts Matter On Valentines Day | Only Girl 4 Boyz
Valentines Gifts for Him | Kelsey Diane Blog
Date Night Ideas
Of course, one of the highlights of Valentines Day is the date night that comes along with it. Whether you celebrate at home or out on the town, these ideas are sure to get you excited and in a romantic mood. *wink*
Inexpensive Mommy/Daughter Valentines Dates | Kelsey Diane Blog
7 Creative Date Ideas To Keep Your Post-Kids Marriage Alive | Talk Wordy To Me
24 Ways To Show Your Spouse You Love and Care | A Fresh Start On A Budget
10 Ways To Show Your Friends You Care | Lauryncakes
50 Inexpensive Date Ideas | A Fresh Start On A Budget
At Home Valentines Date Night | Andie Ibanez
Phew! Can you even believe all the great ideas packed into this post? I hope that no matter what, you were able to find a little fun and inspiration to celebrate your Valentines Day!