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Our Valentine's Day Tradition

For someone that currently doesn't practice a lot of traditions in their home, I sure do love them. During the holidays I get overwhelmed with hearing all the traditions other families do, so overwhelmed that I don't do anything. The expectation to create picture perfect memories with your family can be overwhelming. However, when I look back on my childhood, traditions are some of my favorite memories. My memories are more vivid when I look back on a holiday where we had a tradition. I guess what I'm trying to say is don't give up on them! They don't have to be big and daunting.




One of my favorite holidays growing up was Valentine's Day. Every February 14th, I would walk out of my room early in the morning to the sweet smell of muffins. My mom would cook blueberry streusel muffins every year and they were sooo yummy. They were not homemade. They came right out of a box, and no one cared. She would also give us one gift, usually a charm or necklace from James Avery.

Today I keep the blueberry muffin tradition alive, and I know my sis does as well. Turner may not know it yet, but one day when he's an adult he'll remember Valentine's Day as the one day a year his mom cooked him sweet blueberry muffins : ). A tradition doesn't have to be big and elaborate to be meaningful and special.

I added this adorable Valentine's inspired print from Minted to our master bedroom and I love the color it adds to the wall.  Check out Minted's Valentine's Day shop plus their beautiful rose-colored artwork.



Tell me...do you have any Valentine's Day traditions? Simple or big I want to hear them!

8 comments:

Harmony V said...

I love what you said about a tradition...it doesn't have to be big and elaborate to be meaningful. So true and I love your blueberry muffins tradition!

Harmony Skillman said...

I always get my kids chocolate and a little gift!
Post how you make your muffins!

Leah | Five for the Road said...

I love the blueberry muffin tradition. I may have to start one this year. The heart picture is adorable!!

Chanel van Reenen said...

I love this tradition! I try to make Valentine's Day special for the kids ... a yummy breakfast with pink milk!

Brittany Putman @gracelovelife.com said...

That is such a sweet tradition! My husband and I always go out for a nice dinner, but I would love to have a simple tradition like yours.

Brittany - GraceLoveLife.com

Jessica Wagner said...

The last couple years I got each of the kids a book and my husband and I usually make sure we at least get to eat or have a drink together! It's the little things! XO

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Little traditions are the best!

Justine Y @ Little Dove said...

That heart print is so cute! I love that tradition from your childhood and I love that you remember it so clearly! I always have a small gift (usually a book) on my children's plates when they come to breakfast in the morning.