Here in the Allard household we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. It was never a big deal to us when we were dating and that didn’t change once we were married.
But, it has always been my mom’s favorite holiday, and she always made a big deal out of it for us. There was always candy, cards and thoughtful little gifts; she even continued the tradition while my sister and I were away at college, saving the treats for the next time she’d visit. Even now, she finds a way to spoil us with little pink and red packages.
It’s because of this tradition with my mom that I’m excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day in little ways with my daughter. While she still seems a bit young for heart-themed arts and crafts projects and isn’t in school yet to experiment with handmade Valentines for classmates, I’m inspired to get started anyway, through music.