As for Valentine's for the family, I went the homemade route for those too. I thought it would mean more to them in the long run. I can't wait to see their faces after I give them each their Valentine. Inside I listed about 15 reasons that I love them. They ranged from sentimental such as "I love you because you are caring" to the obscure "I love you because you always offer to help grate cheese (and steal half of it)". On the cover of each I printed out the poem below on a heart shaped piece of paper.
We shouldn't really need a date on a calendar to remind us to celebrate our love but with life moving so fast, sometimes it is good to have a reminder. Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!