Valentine’s Day. I love it. I love it not. I love it. I love it not. I love it…
I know I know. Not the exact same thing. But for a Mom with kiddos in school, Valentine’s Day is another one of those holidays. A holiday that is so fun for the kids. Yet, a holiday that can get rather costly. So, with two boys in school, two precious girls who I get to make a big deal with them at home, and a Hubby I like to spoil, Valentine’s Day totals add up.
It seems like everywhere I turn, spending is coming up. We are doing a building campaign at church, I’m reading a book that has been talking on testing God with my giving, my hubby and I have been talking about having the mindset of a consumer versus an investor. In light of all of this, I’m really trying to buckle down on my spending habits so I can give more freely to others.
I’m going to do Valentine’s a little different this year. In the next couple weeks I’m going to be looking for cost efficient Valentine’s Day gifts. Gifts for classmates, spouses, and family members. I’m not going to focus so much on the sweets, on the collectibles, on the Ooh-la-la gifts. I’m going to focus on the meaning of it: love. Each of these people get a Valentine’s Day gift because we love each other. These are going to be Valentine’s Day gifts that are going to be made together with building love as a family and not just showing love to the recipient. Crafting is one fun activity to do with the kiddos. We may have a small item to give, but the main focus is homemade and cost efficient (otherwise known as cheap). And when I say homemade here Moms, this is not Martha Stewart homemade ok? This is family night homemade.
Today my focus is on School Valentine Gifts
Cost Efficient Valentine’s Day Gifts for School
Kool Aid gift from Creations by Kara.
Star Wars Stix from The Idea Room.
Arrow Valentine’s by Lisa Storms.
Minion Valentine from The Benson Street
Smarties from Catch My Party.
1 John 4:19
We love because He first loved us!
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