February 9, 2021
I’ve never been one to spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day, but I do like to show my family how much they mean to me. Some don’t like the commercialization of the holiday, and I get that, but I take the opportunity on Valentine’s Day to have a fun and memorable night with the people I love most.
It’s a built in day for intentional loving.
SET A BEAUTIFUL TABLE
One of he easiest ways to make Valentine’s Day special for your family is to create a beautiful table with some creative elements. We celebrated a little early this year because my parent’s were leaving town and I wanted them to be a part of the fun. This table took me less than ten minutes to put together.
1. Use a table runner, place mats, and your best dishes.
Don’t wait to get out that wedding china or the fancy dishes Grandma gave you. Use them! Get them out every chance you get. The dishes themselves become a part of the tradition.
If one breaks, that’s OK. At least it broke making a memory! Today is the day to get out the “special.”
I like to flip placemats so they lay vertical on the table instead of horizontal. It creates more room between place settings and I like the look when they hang off the table.
2. Create a centerpiece with candles, flowers, and a lantern. Add a heart & fairy lights.
Layer the height and width of candles, flowers in a vase, and an oversized lantern. These are often items we already have around the house and can re-purpose for the table.
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Though not all of my products are available, I did create a board for you with similar products. Here are the corn husk heart, the table risers to add height, and macrame placemats, which are on sale!
3. Play a game
Play is something we have to work at because as we get older we do it less. Play is also something that quickly sets apart a moment. We remember times we do something different and have fun together.
I created a very simple card with options for people to choose what they want to do. The card becomes a part of the table decor as well which is great.