Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Little Love

Valentine's Day is a day that can be so fun. I have great memories from my childhood, which is probably why I still love it today. My Mom always did something special and unexpected even though she was always busy working. Every year was a little different, which was part of the fun. I have enjoyed continuing that tradition with my own family.

Of course, like many of you, I am always busy so it has to be easy. Valentine's falls in the middle of the week so the evening will be busy with homework, sports and extra activities. I think breakfast together is a great way to start the day. Raspberry, cherry or cranberry muffins are beautiful for Valentine's Day. They are quick and easy to make ahead of time and are great with an omelet, quiche or scrambled eggs. If there isn't time for breakfast, the muffins can be fun to put in their lunch bags with a little Valentine note.

Everyone just wants to know that they are loved on Valentine's Day. It doesn't have to take a lot of money or time to show someone that they are special to you. It is also a wonderful time to think of your friends, family or neighbors that might be feeling a little lonely. It makes all of the difference in their day to know that someone has thought of them! So, give a little love!