We’ve just finished decluttering during the annual 31-Day Get Organized Challenge, so why bring clutter and mess right back in with Valentine's Day? Here are a few ideas to show your love without dragging along a lot of extra clutter. (And yes: we left out the standard chocolate and roses...you can come up with that by yourself!)
Sweet Ideas for your Spouse/Partner or Parent
Write a real love letter or poem or song (or read one you feel fits your feelings about your partner).
Leave notes of appreciation throughout your house for your partner to find.
Make a special breakfast for your partner.
Take care of the morning routine with your children and let your partner sleep in.
Flowers are classic and can bring joy into your home on a winter’s day.
Give a “service” like a pedicure, massage or car wash gift certificate.
(Mostly) Cavity-Free Ideas for Kids
Write down all the things you love about your children and put them in a decorated box or jar.
Include a “love note” in your child’s lunch box, or put it their room to be discovered.
Have an old-fashioned family dinner with game night afterward.
If you are keeping a journal for your kids, take some time to write down 3-5 things about your kid you love at this age. Share it with them, too!
Create a jar with ingredients to make cookies - and make a date to do this together.
Fun Ideas for Classrooms
Instead of sending candy to school (even if the school allows that) why not send a packet of flower seeds?
If you want to send a treat, why not popcorn instead of candy? Your child can decorate the brown paper bags while you make the popcorn - it’s all consumable, recyclable, or compostable.
Unleash your child’s inner creativity and see if they can draft a poem about their class that can be shared with everyone.
Who doesn’t love new school supplies? Try passing out fresh, fun new pencils to your classmates.