I gotta be really honest, Valentine's Day is not a really big deal in our house. We're kinda turned off by the whole thing, actually.
The commercialization of the holiday and the pressure to have a "romantic" evening on that specific day really rubs me the wrong way. Fighting for reservations, waiting for a table at an overcrowded restaurant, spending money on fancy chocolates nobody eats, bah! So NOT us!
Our Anniversary (7 years, this year!) is the following week, so we usually go on our formal date then. The four of us are crazy about each other and we try to live every day in a way that communicates that without needing to go overboard on one particular day.
BUT, if you know me, you know I love an excuse to party so, we've decided to do a countdown calendar with little activities under $5 for us to do every day leading up to Valentine's Day.
Here's a look at what we've done so far the first five days:
The kids get so excited when Daddy gets home! They run to the countdown calendar to see what's in store for our family that evening.
I'm still open to ideas, if you have a good one, I'd love to hear about it!
Thanks for reading,