Christ Centered Valentines Traditions

February 5, 2013 1 Comment

It is easy to think of Christ Centered Valentines Traditions because Valentines Day is all about Love, and whose love could ever be greater than God’s? In our family, we happen to LOVE Valentines Day. I am not sure if it is because I have so many girls and pink is our favorite color, or if it’s because the snows of winter are finally giving way to scatters of sunshine, but either way it’s a hit! With kids you realize quickly that if you want them to love something as much as you do you have to make it wonderful. Valentines Day is the perfect reason to celebrate God’s LOVE for his children.

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“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely. … He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

So, you may ask me, what are my Christ Centered Valentines Traditions? Well, I try to begin our celebration of Valentines Day on February 1st. Here are a few things I do to keep the family centered on God’s love and sharing God’s love during this season:

DECORATE: I cut out 15 triangles from pretty pink and red fabric and sewed it together in a line to make our own valentines banner. It’s easy and cheap and the kids can help me do it.

I hang quotes all over the house and write love notes on our chalkboards

VDay Chalkboard

DEVOTIONALS: In the mornings or the evenings, whichever ends up being less busy I gather the family together and share a scripture, a story or an activity about God’s Love. I’ll do some posts on these devotionals in the next few days.

POSTERS: Print out quotes and post them as posters or make them into signs and hang them around the house.

SERVICE: We try to do lots of acts of service leading up to Valentines Day because if all else fails, “inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren ye have done it unto me”.

One of the acts of service that we are going to do is to hand out little tins of conversation hearts, you know those colorful gross candies that everybody likes at Valentines Day? Well I made some tags with scriptures on them that correspond to the messages on the candy hearts.

Here is the jpg, you can print it and use it.

I’d love to know what your Christ Centered Valentines Day Traditions are, and I hope you enjoyed some of mine!

Thanks

Rebecca

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