A Valentine’s Themed Advent Calendar

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Valentines advent calendar using paper boxes. Valentines themed daily activities

Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day? Chocolate, flowers, time with your loved ones, what’s not to like. Plus, Valentine’s Day reminds me that spring is not far behind and we’ve almost made it through the long, cold winter. Cheers to that!

I love making Valentine’s Day special for Chloe. Over the years, I’ve created her a Valentine’s Day coupon book, thrown a tea party, and created a Valentine’s advent calendar for her. Holidays take on a whole new meaning when there’s kids around.

Valentines themed mantel decor with cotton bag advent calendar
Last year’s Valentine’s themed mantel with advent calendar

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s idea for kids, you can’t go wrong with an advent or countdown calendar… why just celebrate the day of when you can celebrate all month long?

Valentines advent calendar using paper boxes. Valentines themed daily activities

Aren’t these little house boxes the cutest?? I grabbed them at Ikea at the after Christmas 2017 sales  (sorry, you won’t find them in stores!) and promptly misplaced them. I just found them again during my recent purge and reorganization and knew they’d be cute to use for Valentine’s Day. Just like I do with our Christmas Advent calendar, I’ve filled each box with a Valentines themed activity and a few contain a chocolate as well 😉

Valentines advent calendar using paper boxes. Valentines themed daily activities

It’s a fun treat we look forward to unveiling every morning and the activities are a way to encourage us to spend time together. Care to see what we’re up to this year? Shhh, don’t tell Chloe!
Valentines advent calendar using paper boxes. Printable download Valentines themed daily activities

You don’t need fancy boxes or bags to do an advent calendar… envelopes will work just as well!  
But I like to go that extra mile, so I put the boxes on display and styled up a mantel in hues of pink and red.
Valentines advent calendar using paper boxes. Valentines themed daily activities

Valentines advent calendar using paper boxes. Valentines themed daily activities

Don’t they look cute, all lined up? I have such a love for miniature houses of all kinds!

Valentines advent calendar using paper boxes. Valentines themed daily activities

The kit also came with date stickers which I’ve put on the back.

Valentines advent calendar using paper boxes. Valentines themed daily activities.  Valentines mantel decor.

I’ve created a very simple display, with some faux flowers and the red leather bound books we inherited from Sean’s mom.

Valentines advent calendar using paper boxes. Valentines themed daily activities.  Valentines mantel decor.

In these cold and dreary days of winter, these rosy hues are just what I need! And chocolate. There’s always a need for chocolate 😉

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