Valentine’s day is coming up, and we’re all thinking about the ones we love. But, are you thinking about your children as well? Though valentine’s day is for partners, there’s no reason the whole family can’t get involved. You love your kids, too, don’t you? As they grow older, they’ll meet love interests who can shower love on them. For now, though, they’ll rely on you for their valentine affections. Here are a few ways to make sure they don’t miss!
BUY A GIFT
Buying a gift for your children on valentine’s day may seem strange, but they’re sure to appreciate the effort. What you buy is up to you. Maybe you want to stay away from the soppy stuff. If that’s the case, buy something you know they want. Maybe that’s a blu-ray they’ve had their eye on, or a colouring book you know they want. Or, if you want to stick with the loving theme of the day, buy them something more valentine specific. You could get them a small box of chocolates, or order a bunch of flowers from a company like Fleurop. These treats are sure to be special. How often do children get flowers and chocolates, after all?
WRITE THEM A CARD
Of course, a card is as important as a gift on valentine’s day. Unless your child has a love interest, it’s unlikely they’ll receive a card. That’s why you should give them one! Some parents decide to leave the sender unknown, but there’s no need to do that. There’s nothing wrong with buying your child a card, and saying it’s from you. You love them, after all, and there’s nothing wrong with admitting it! Think carefully about which card you choose. The traditional valentine’s cards won’t be appropriate. It’s still worth having a look, though. Some companies make valentine’s cards especially for parents to give to their child. If you can’t find one of these, opt for a less specific card. Something with a picture of a heart on it and no writing could work well. Or, you could get them a more general, ‘Because I love you,’ type card.
SPEND QUALITY TIME
The love you show your children on the day doesn’t have to stop at the gifts you give. Why not do something special to complete their day? You could have a family meal, or watch a film together. Think of this as a day in which you show love in all its forms. What better for sharing the love than spending quality time with the people who mean the most to you?
MAKE TIME FOR YOUR PARTNER, TOO
After showering all that attention on your children, it’s important to remember your partner! You’ve shown the children enough attention to send them to bed a little early. That way, you get the best of both worlds. The kids will be happy and loved, and your partner still gets the rest of the evening with you. It is valentine’s day, after all!