Family Celebrations for Valentine’s Day #LoveHallmarkCA

| February 12, 2019 | 44 Comments

Family Celebrations for Valentine’s Day

Traditionally, Valentine’s Day has been a holiday for celebrating romantic love between sweethearts. Today, more and more people are choosing family celebrations to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This is especially popular for people who are single, or for couples who wish to include their children in the festivities.

Turning Valentine’s Day into a family celebration is as easy as implementing some new traditions. Simple and fun activities can help everyone involved appreciate love and learn to demonstrate affection for others.

Family Celebrations for Valentine's Day #LoveHallmarkCA
Hallmark Canada Valentine’s Day Gif Ideas.

There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day that can include the entire family:

Family date

Many couples set aside Valentine’s evening for a date night, leaving children with sitters or grandparents. Instead, the day can be used for a family date. Choose a destination that is agreeable to everyone. Include as many family members as would like to go. Places such as museums, aquariums, and theatres can be enjoyed even if the weather is cold.

Afterwards, a family dinner or lunch can be enjoyed in a leisurely fashion. Over the meal, all the adults can tell stories about falling in love with their partners, or stories about their first loves. If a family date day is scheduled early enough, it still leaves enough time for couples to enjoy a romantic dinner later in the evening.

Family Celebrations for Valentine's Day #LoveHallmarkCA
Hallmark Canada Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

Love messages

Part of the joy of Valentine’s Day is choosing the right card for every special person. Hallmark Canada offers assorted Valentine’s Day Kids, Signature and Paper Wonder cards! They are certain to brighten someone’s day! The Hallmark Canada Paper Wonder cards can be found in Hallmark stores, but they are now also available at Walmart stores across Canada. Hallmark cards have been made available for over 100 years! They first offered Valentine’s Day cards in 1913 and began producing them in 1916.

Did you know that Approximately 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged industry-wide (not including packaged kids’ valentines for classroom exchanges), making Valentine’s Day the second-largest holiday for giving greetings cards!

Family Celebrations for Valentine's Day #LoveHallmarkCA
Hallmark Ceramic Heart Treat Dish

Candy buffet

Today’s families are constantly on the go. Therefore, spending a day at home with just family may be more enjoyable. Decorate the living area with hearts, balloons, flowers and other Valentine’s Day decor. Set up a table with sweet treats and snacks in a Hallmark Ceramic Heart Treat Dish with a Valentine’s theme.

Family Celebrations for Valentine's Day
Hallmark Date Night In Cookbook.

Throughout the day, everyone can treat themselves to candy and cupcakes. You can also make your own Salted Peanut Toffee Popcorn found in the Hallmark Date Night In cookbook. This can be made even more fun if messages are written out ahead of time and hidden in or under the desserts. A mix of love songs (both romantic and upbeat) can be played in the background while family members play games or talk.

Family Celebrations for Valentine's Day #LoveHallmarkCA
Hallmark Canada the Story of Us Card Keeper

Family movie marathon

Another fun “at-home” way to celebrate Valentine’s is by watching, renting, or buying a selection of romantic films. Choose films that are appropriate for all members of the family. Even younger children will enjoy watching Disney movies with a romantic theme. Hallmark Channel also offers a variety of Valentine’s Day movies with more mature themes that can be saved for after younger children are in bed. The Story of Us Card Keeper will be showcased in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, The Story of Us, that can be viewed on the W Network! Check your local listings!

Family Celebrations for Valentine's Day #LoveHallmarkCA
Valentine’s Day Hallmark Stuffed Plush Animals and Mickey and Minnie Mouse itty bitty’s

Valentine surprises

Sometimes the holiday falls on a work or school day. This doesn’t have to limit the fun. Surprises, such as a balloons, boxes of candy or stuffed animals including Hallmark Canada Pet Husky Techno Plush Dog that moves its head, barks, yips, pants, howls and moves around to fun music, the adorable Pink Snoopy Stuffed Animal, the so-soft Caticorn Stuffed Plush, and the itty bittys Valentine Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse ; can be left where children can find them first thing in the morning.

Hallmark Canada Pet Husky Techno Plush Dog

For older children or teens, a piece of jewelry or a gift card would make a nice surprise. Make heart-shaped pancakes with strawberry syrup for breakfast and include a Valentine’s Day card in each lunchbox.

Valentine party

A Valentine Day party for kids can be a great way to share the day with extended family. The event should be planned a few days in advance. Send homemade or store brought invitations to nearby relatives. The party can be sophisticated or as simple as desired, with decorations, snacks, treats, hot cocoa, desserts, and balloons. The atmosphere should be kept light and enjoyable for all.

For families with grown children, a Valentine’s tea party might make a better party theme. Rather than balloons and Cupids, heart-shaped pastries and tea can be the main attraction. Adults might enjoy Valentine’s Day place cards, soft music, and card games. Tarot, and other forms of love divination can be part of the events.

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Hallmark Paper Wonder Cards

Valentine’s day is for showering love on everyone

Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be limited to young couples and those who are dating. Everyone needs to be told they are loved and appreciated. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day for family celebrations and to call a mother, father, child, spouse, uncle, aunt, grandchild, grandparent, or cousin simply to let them know they are appreciated!

A Hallmark Canada Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

A Hallmark Canada Valentine's Day Giveaway!
Friends Are Therapists Wine Glass

Hallmark Canada would like to give to one of our lucky reader a Friends Are Therapists Wine Glass!

Celebrate a special kind of friendship that makes everything better with this hand-blown wine glass. Fun design features layered pink circles and gold foil lettering. 

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This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on March 8th, 2019.

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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

Comments (44)

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  1. Jenny Major says:

    I love the rustic wood sign

  2. Elaine G says:

    I’d like the treat dish

  3. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the pink snoopy

  4. Shirley OFlynn says:

    I like that Hallmark Canada has the most beautiful cards and a wonderful selection of gift ideas.

  5. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive the Hallmark Date Night In cookbook

  6. lauriecburns says:

    the glasses are up my alley 🙂

  7. Darren Scrubb says:

    My choice is Ha.lmark Mugs.

  8. ivy pluchinsky says:

    i would love the Hallmark Ceramic Heart Treat Dish

  9. Besides the beautiful glass being given away, I would love to receive the Hallmark Canada the Story of Us Card Keeper.

  10. I love that Hallmark has something for everyone, especially in a pinch.

  11. jason kinnin says:

    friends are therapy wine glasses

  12. Jess Mace says:

    The wine glass, haha!

  13. Shirley OFlynn says:

    I like the large selection of cards for every occasion.

  14. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I love the book, Date Night In, for romantic recipes

  15. bswilkins80 says:

    Aside from the wine glass, I love the husky dog!

  16. Silvia D says:

    What I like best about Hallmark is all the cute unique items, I like their selection of cards both for through the year occasions and holidays!

  17. I love all the beautiful calendars hallmark carries.

  18. Shirley OFlynn says:

    I like the selection of children’s gifts at Hallmark like the Pet Husky Techno Plush Dog.

  19. Arielle says:

    The mugs for sure 🙂

  20. Marlene V says:

    I would love the Hallmark Date Night In Cookbook. I would love some new recipes.

  21. Fan R. says:

    I like Hallmark Canada fabulous cards!

  22. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My favorite is the Ceramic Heart Treat Dish.

  23. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I like that Hallmark is a one stop shop to get really cute things for special occasions.

  24. Silvia D says:

    I like all the fun holiday items they have each holiday!

  25. 409cope says:

    I like the Pet Husky Techno Plush Dog.

  26. Amy C says:

    I would like to receive the Pet Husky Techno Plush Dog

  27. Shirley OFlynn says:

    They have beautiful cards for every occasion.

  28. Fan R. says:

    I like Hallmark Canada plush toys like Pet Husky Techno Plush Dog!

  29. Silvia D says:

    I like the selection of cards and gifts!

  30. Paula says:

    the wine glass

  31. Shirley OFlynn says:

    I really like the Hallmark Christmas ornaments.

  32. hmrcarlson says:

    I love the wide variety of special cards, gifts and decor that Hallmark offers.

  33. Wanda B says:

    Ooohhh! I love this wine glass!

  34. Florence Cochrane says:

    I like the Heart Treat Dish.

  35. Florence Cochrane says:

    I like Hallmark because I can always find that special card.

  36. I like all of the mugs that are sold at Hallmark. They are all beautiful.

  37. Silvia D says:

    I like all the selection at Hallmark

  38. Carole D. says:

    I would like the pink snoopy

  39. Carole D. says:

    I like their unique gift idea and their Christmas ornament

  40. I would love the Husky from Hallmark.

  41. i really like the pink plush snoopy

  42. Tina L. says:

    I like the Ceramic Heart Treat Dish

  43. Shirley OFlynn says:

    I like that they have unique gift ideas for every special occasion.

  44. Silvia D says:

    I like all the seasonal gift ideas. through the year love the cards, wrap !

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