Valentine’s Day is all about love but with kids it takes on a whole different meaning! Break out the conversation hearts, the paper Valentine’s and the cheesy cupid stuffed animals. We put together a Valentine’s Day playlist filled with love and asked some of the artists to share how they spend Valentine’s Day. How do you celebrate the holiday of love with your family?
“Valentine’s Day is a time for all the classics- cuddly stuffed animals, chocolates, roses, and lots of hugs and kisses. It’s one of the major holidays for us at our house. “ ~ Lisa Loeb, mom to 2 kids www.lisaloeb.com
“Valentines Day is the perfect time for our family to slow down the pace, spend some quality time together and reflect on what we most appreciate about each other.” ~ Aaron Nigel Smith, father of 2 sons www.aaronnigelsmith.com
These days, we’re more mindful than ever in the importance of sharing (and verbally expressing) love in our family. Valentine’s Day is a really nice concrete reminder that the people that surround us are so important to take care of, celebrate and embrace whenever possible! ~ Jack Forman, Recess Monkey, dad of two, Seattle)
“People wonder whether there is a Valentine’s Day in South Africa. Yes there is, as we adopted this special day several years ago so we can shower our loved ones with special feelings and gifts. It is especially important to the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo because every Valentine’s Day we are away from our loved ones, traveling on our concert tours. We miss our wives, we miss our little ones and on Valentine’s Day we feel that feeling even more. It is a day to love our families even deeper than we normally do. It is an important day to remember the ones we hold so closely to our hearts.” – Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo