I hear all the time people complain that Valentine’s Day isn’t for kids. Meaning that you shouldn’t get them anything because it’s a romantic gesture. For me I don’t and have never seen it in that light alone. Yes its a romantic holiday but it’s not just only that. I sometimes spend time with girlfriends, etc during that time doing Galentine’s day. It’s a season of spreading love and yes its man-made but love spreading is better than the hate that is being shown all over the world. I would rather spend 2.99 on a card then spending precious time debating and name calling someone online. Although my husband and I usually give gifts it’s not a major ordeal for us in the sense that we break down over them. Some of my favorite gifts have not always been tied to these holidays man-made or not.
So with that in mind, I am about spreading love. My kids biggest supporters is always going to be me and their dad. We love doing things with and for my kids not just its a holiday or not. Countless times we go out of our way to do things with them. we are the parents that will notice a behavior change with them and immediately find ways to make sure that they are loved on and feel confident in whatever it is they are going through. We are the one who can find ways to make their day for pennies on the dollar. Our local five below and arts and crafts stores knows us. We will make anything from Pintrest to make them see things differently.
So for us until we can we will always make sure that we spread love and that will always be in our home first. So I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting them little Valentine’s. The only problem I could see is if it was ONLY being done because someone was waiting until they had a Valentine then stop. Do it for the right reasons. Do it because you enjoy it. Don’t use kids to substitute any emotional void.
We will probably be the parents that is still giving them Valentine’s even when they are in college. It’s something they enjoy and we like to do. To each their own!