Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to be intentional about expressing our love in creative ways to our children. So why save it all for one day? Take the beginning of February and create an “affirmation heart chain” for each of your children. Hang it on their bedroom doors and write a word or phrase affirming something uniquely wonderful about who they are on one heart, each day, leading up to Valentine’s Day.
I will never forget the first time we did this with our kids. It made getting up each morning a little more pleasant. You could see the joy on their faces as they read the words written just for them. I would even catch them reading down the list several times a day.
To make this a bit easier for me to stick to (as we all know how busy life gets), I like to print out a list of 14 words or phrases of affirmation for each of my kids before February 1st. I cut them up and put them in baggies. Then I just glue one on each of their hearts before I go to bed every night.