Read in 1 min Bible Lessons Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Family Valentine’s Day Tradition: Creating a Love Jar Published: February 8, 2021 Families can start a new tradition this Valentine’s Day by creating their own “Love Jar.” It’s a fantastic way to encourage families to talk about what they love about each other and to keep everyone’s love tank full! Family Valentine’s Day Tradition: Creating a Love Jar First, have families decorate a glass canning jar with stickers, ribbon, and patterned paper. Then cut patterned papers into strips and then give families enough strips so each family member can have their own, distinct pattern. Next, encourage families to place the Love Jar in a special spot in the home. Then explain that family members are to fill the jar with notes, quotes, and special affirmations for each person. On Valentine’s Day, sit down together, indulge in some chocolate, and read the notes as a family. Carry on the tradition throughout the year by finding special days to share the notes in the Love Jar. You’ll keep everyone’s “love tank” filled to the brim! Juliette Fardulis Loveland, Colorado Looking for even more great Valentine’s Day ideas like this? Check out all our Valentine’s Day posts. And for even more ideas for your children’s ministry and daily posts of inspiration for you and your team, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!