I have been looking at Valentines Day Cards online for Tater's party at school, and my mind goes back to my younger days. Making Valentine's boxes out of shoe boxes, covering them in construction paper and waiting for classmates to drop their cards in. Back then, we had regular old paper cards, these days all the kids give out cards with pencils, toys or candy. Crazy!
But, anyways, I also got to thinking about the best Valentine's gift ever. For me, actually, it was the same gift every year. When I got home from school, every year without fail, there would be a shiny gold gift bag hanging from the mailbox. Inside, would be a big box of chocolates and a single rose. It would say "from your secret admirer." Every year I would be so excited, wondering who had left them there!
As I got older, I realized that the gifts WERE in fact from my secret admirer, my daddy! My daddy never showed his sweetness, so it was fitting that he left my Valentine's present as a secret admirer. I miss my daddy every day, and when I think back to those days, it makes me smile!
Now, I have an idea to find some Valentine's Day Greeting Cards and some secret gifts to give to my boys... I would love to bring the same joy to my boys as my dad brought to me!
Do you have any Valentine's Traditions that you do with your kids? Please share them in the comments, I would love to start some special ones with my boys!
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disclosure: I wrote this post in conjunction with Tiny Prints for their Valentine's day campaign. I will be compensated with Valentine's Cards of my own as a thank you for my time.