Valentine’s Day is basically the international day of love and friendship. My kids love celebrating this special day and were so excited to pass out cards & celebrate with their classmates. As luck would have it, we all got C*vid & our plans changed.
Since becoming parents, my husband and I take Valentine’s Day as a day to shower our kids with lots of love. We put together little baskets, pick up inexpensive decorations, have treats, and prepare one of their favorite meals. It’s perfect, and this year with the help of our friends we were able to continue our tradition.
Now, this post is not a how-to or any type of tutorial. It is an appreciation post for everyone who rallied behind us and helped us make it “The BEST Valentine’s Day EVER” in the words of Lia. We could not have pulled it off without our tribe and we are incredibly grateful for all the love we received.
Our Quarantined Valentine’s Day
I am a person to run to my dollar stores/store sections and throw these little holiday parties on a budget. When I started to feel sick last week, I quickly realized that my usual was not happening this year. Thankfully for us, my friends reached out asking if they could help in any way and I said yes! Now, first I need to stop and acknowledge how big even asking for help is for me. While my friends did their own shopping they gathered decorations, balloons, & crafts so I could put something together.
Over the weekend we got front porch drop offs of everything and the night before I was able to put together their baskets and decorate. I have so much gratitude. My kids have no idea how it all happened, they just woke up to magic. The balloons, garlands, baskets, all of it was there for them!
Showered with love
Midday we even got a special delivery from our friend Porsha. We had no idea she had located a local business & had the cutest Valentine’s Day balloons delivered for my kids.
One of our friends even dropped off Lia’s Valentine’s from her friends and she felt like she didn’t miss a thing. At the root of everyone’s kindness was their desire to make sure my kids felt love and excitement, and for that I have immense gratitude.
We ate treats, I cooked their favorite meal & they loved every single moment. It was a different kind of holiday celebration, but the love- the love was tenfold.