Tips to Make Valentine’s Day Special For Kids + Shutterfly Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is often thought of as a holiday for couples only, but there is no reason that you can’t involve your kids in the special day. ProFlowers is great to get everyone involved, for example. Flowers make gorgeous Valentine’s Day decor, and letting the kids pick the arrangement gives them a sense of involvement.

Up until last year, my son was my only Valentine every year for several years. While I don’t go all out with gifts and what not (after all, it’s not Christmas or his birthday), I do like to make sure he has something special to celebrate the day. I also like to ensure that he has some of the coolest cards to give to his friends, such as photo cards or other personalized greetings. Making Valentine’s Day special for kids doesn’t have to be too time consuming or costly, though. There are many ways to make the day fun for your little one and celebrate the greatest love of all- that between parents and their children.


Tips to Make Valentine’s Day Special for Kids

  • Make them a special Valentine’s Day breakfast, such as heart-shaped pancakes with strawberries. Using fruits or vegetables to incorporate a little red into the meal also makes it healthier!
  • Give a small, meaningful gift. Valentine’s Day is about expressing love, not about breaking the bank with elaborate gifts. A great suggestion is a coupon book filled with fun activities that you can do together. Ideas include: an afternoon at the park, movie time with mom or dad, baking cookies together, and so on.
  • Plan “date night” for a different night, and spend Valentine’s Day in with your kids. The restaurants are all crowded on Valentine’s Day anyway! You’ll get better service and better seats if you switch up your romantic date night.
  • Introduce your children to the art of poetry. Read love poems together, then help your child write his own. Obviously, you’ll want to stick with the less suggestive love poems.
  • Help them make really cool Valentine’s Day Photo cards to give to their close friends and family. We usually do non-photo cards to give to the class in general, then some cute photo cards for those that he’s closer too. I’ve been a fan of Shutterfly for all my personalized photo needs for years now. “Help them” is the operative word here! Let them choose the design and the photo, and resist the urge to micromanage the whole project.

While you’re visiting Shutterfly to make your photo cards, take a look at all the other great photo gifts they offer. I love the photo mugs. Sal and I made a bunch of them for holiday gifts this year and a couple for ourselves, including one that commemorated our first Valentine’s Day together last year at Paradise Stream. If you’re not a coffee or hot beverage drinker, they also have personalized BPA-free photo water bottles.

Shutterfly Giveaway: Win 50 4×5 stationery classroom cards and a 5×5 desktop plaque

Enter below for a chance to win 50 4×5 stationary cards (these are the size cards that your child typically gives to classmates) and a 5×5 desktop plaque so you can always have your favorite picture close by.

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Note: This is a sponsored post. I will receive the same package as the giveaway winner. However, I only promote companies that I actually use myself, and compensation in no way affects my opinion.

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37 Responses to “Tips to Make Valentine’s Day Special For Kids + Shutterfly Giveaway”

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  1. debbie jackson says:

    love the fleece photoblanket

  2. Janet W. says:

    I like the “love” photo mug!

  3. Sacha Schroeder says:

    My favorite is the fleece blanket!

  4. Wehaf says:

    I love the keepsake boxes!

  5. latanya says:

    the iphone case

  6. mryjhnsn says:

    I have been coveting the photo bracelet for awhile now and I really want it for Valentine’s day now :)

  7. Janelle Matlock says:

    love the mounted wall art!!

  8. Ashley S says:

    I like the Canvas prints!

  9. I love the blankets they make! I would love to get one of these for my husband for fathers day!

  10. jenn says:

    i like the iphone case and cups the best!! 😀

  11. tess says:

    i like the plates
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  12. Kristi says:

    I love the Iphone cases!

  13. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like the keepsake box

  14. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    I like the photo fleece blanket.

  15. Jennifer Young says:

    I love the Hope Love Family
    15oz Ceramic Mug

  16. Cynthia R says:

    i like the acyrlic photo block

  17. Cory says:

    I like the notepads and notebooks.

  18. Cassandra Eastman says:

    The ceramic photo coffee mug is my favorite!

  19. Betty Baez says:

    I love the acrylic photo block

  20. Jennifer K. C. says:

    I LOVE the photo desk organizer. I think it would be perfect for my husband’s desk at his new job!!!

  21. Robyn L says:

    It would have to be the fleece blanket, especially for cold winter nights:)

  22. brooke t says:

    Chevron Stripes
    iPhone Case

  23. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I like the XOXO photo mug.

  24. Alexandra O. says:

    The 8×10 canvas is my favorite

  25. Denise M says:

    i really like the fleece blanket idea

  26. Jennifer says:

    doodle love is my favorite!

  27. cheryl says:

    i like the photo books

  28. Erika P. says:

    I like the Photo Coasters

  29. Carolyn Daley says:

    I love the woven photo blanket

  30. giveaway gal says:

    I like the puzzle

  31. crystal allen says:

    i love the photo mugs thanks

  32. kathy pease says:

    I love the photo cubes

  33. cassandra mccann says:

    i love the puzzle idea

  34. AEKZ2 says:

    I like the Magnets

  35. Charlene Shaver says:

    My fave is the I Heart You 16oz Stainless Steel Travel Mug :)

  36. Buddy Garrett says:

    The 50 X 60 Fleece Photo Blanket is my favorite.

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