I don’t love all the hype around the STUFF you can buy for Valentine’s Day! That said, I really DO love the people I live with and want them to feel seen, valued, and loved. If you feel the same, keep reading, because last year, I used those words as my intentions to make Valentine’s Day memorable.
Let me show you…
Last year, I added a heart to their doors—everyday—starting on February 1st through the 14th.
Most hearts had a SPECIFIC reason (a tiny story!)) of why I love them.
Specificity is what makes compliments believable.
All three of them looked forward to their daily heart each day.
My kids requested for me to do it again, so I wanted to share as an idea for you & your crew too 😉
Last year, the hearts were made from construction paper. This year, I bought large heart-shaped cut-outs off Amazon to save a little time.
This exercise (click here or the image below) will help you get to the heart of the stories you have for each person in your family:
Use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to say, “Thank you for the story.”
For each person you make a card for, use a tiny story of how they had a positive impact on your life.
A few tiny story scenarios:
Maybe they taught you a lesson—these can be especially powerful if they weren’t trying to teach you a lesson, but you learned something from watching them be who they are.
Maybe they instilled a love for something they introduced you to.
Maybe they were incredibly generous and shared a meaningful experience with you.
Maybe they had your back during a challenge you went through and now you want to thank them from the other side.
Whatever it is, you can make a Valentine’s Day memorable with a card they’ll never toss in the trash when you tap into your tiny stories!
What other ideas do you have about adding meaningfulness into Valentine’s Day celebration? Leave a comment below.
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