12 Christian Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is typically filled with Hallmark cards, Valentine’s exchanges, candy and roses. Often, God isn’t a typical thought in regards to this special day; however, Valentine’s Day can be such a fun holiday to use as a tool to point your children and others to Jesus. Today, I am going to share 12 Christian Valentine’s Day Ideas that will point your family towards Jesus.

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Should Christians celebrate Valentine’s Day?

The history of Valentine’s Day is one of great mystery, but most agree that it originally began as a Roman pagan holiday. You can read more about the history of Valentine’s Day here, but somewhere along the history lines, Valentine’s Day turned away from a pagan holiday and more into a Christian holiday.

Because it originally began as a pagan holiday, many Christians might wonder if they should celebrate this special day. I personally feel that Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for Christians to celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing love like the Bible tells us to do. 

What does the Bible say about Valentine’s Day?

The Bible does not say anything specific about Valentine’s Day. The Bible does, however, have a lot to say about love.

Since love is the central theme behind Valentine’s Day, I believe it is so good to look at what the Bible says about God loving us and us loving others.

In the Bible, we find that the Bible says a lot about God’s love for us. Here are a few verses about His love:

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

1 John 3:1
‭See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Psalm 36:7
‭How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

1 John 4:10
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 

Even though the Bible doesn’t say anything about Valentine’s Day per say, we can clearly see through these Bible verses that no matter how many Valentine’s we receive or candies we get, we can feel loved because God loves us.

The Bible also has a lot to say about loving others. Here are a few verses about how we are to love others:

1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 

Romans 13:8
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 

Matthew 5:43-44
You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 

1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.

Again, the Bible doesn’t mention Valentine’s Day, but we can clearly see that we are called to love others through our words and actions like you do on Valentine’s Day. 

What is the Christian view on Valentine’s Day?

The Bible says this in Matthew 22:37-39: “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 

With this verse and the others listed above, I believe that the Christian view on Valentine’s Day should be to see it as an opportunity to love God and love others through their thoughts, words and actions. 

I also think that Christians should view every day as an opportunity to show love to God and love to others, not just on Valentine’s Day. 

How can you celebrate Valentine’s Day in a Godly way?

There are so many beautiful ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a Godly way, and I have a handful separated into categories for couples, kids and families. 

For Couples:

  • Leave each other love notes hidden throughout the house each day for the week leading into Valentine’s Day. 
  • After you put the kids to bed, order takeout and watch a movie together or play games.  
  • Husband cooks the wife her favorite meal and the wife cooks the husband’s favorite dessert. 
  • Hire a babysitter and go enjoy an activity together like a painting class.

For Kids:

  • Using heart sticky notes, leave a sweet note for your kids for the week leading into Valentine’s Day.
  • Create a special Dessert or Tea Party where you give them blessings (tell them things that are beautiful and true about them like “You are creative. You are funny. And You are strong” or things you love about them). 
  • Take each child in your family out on a special date of their choosing. 
  • Pick a card per day from the Sibling Challenge Game to show love for your sibling through serving them.

Related Blog Post: How to Help Siblings Get Along from a Biblical Perspective

For families:

  • Memorize Matthew 22:37-39 together.
  • Bake and decorate sugar cookies for a loved one. These dye free sprinkles are wonderful!
  • Make and deliver Valentine’s to your neighbors or a grandparent.
  • Enjoy a family dinner where you use fun dinner conversation starter cards.

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What are some non-candy Valentine’s gift ideas?

The candy is definitely a fun part of Valentine’s Day, but if you are like me, you appreciate some practical, non-candy gifts for this special holiday. 

Here are some practical, non-candy Valentine’s Day gift ideas ranging in different prices:

For Him:

  • Electric Hot Water Kettle
    My husband actually bought this for me, but he uses it multiple times per day. It is a staple in our house.
  • Pocket Knife
    I gave this to my husband a few years back, and it has been an incredibly practical gift.

For Her:

  • Softest Pajamas 
    My husband gave me these pajamas for Christmas, and they are so great. Soft, cute and warm!
  • Best Facial Oil (very lux)
    This oil was gifted to me by my mom, and it healed a dry patch of skin that had been bothering me for over five months. It’s that good. 
  • Beautiful Words Bible
    I have owned this Bible for many years, and I love to look at the beautiful art work as I read God’s Word. 

For Kids (older):

  • Polaroid Camera
    We gave this camera to my daughter, and we have all benefited from the cutest Polaroid pictures. 
  • Action Bible
    My oldest has this Bible, and she hasn’t put it down since we gave it to her.
  • Kinetic Sand
    Kinetic is such a great. Everyone needs some in my opinion. 
  • Lego Set
    My kids love Legos, and I feel like this is a perfect gift for any Lego lover. 

For Kids (younger):

  • Tempera Paint Sticks
    I have shared this before, but these are a game changer when it comes to a mostly mess free activity. 
  • Duplo Set
    You can’t go wrong with a Duplo set. They have trains, construction sites, zoo animals…they have something for everyone. 

I will be praying that you are able to take these Christian Valentine’s Day Ideas and use them as a springboard to create a Valentine’s Day that points those you love towards Jesus. Do you have a special way that you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day? I would love to hear about it in the comments.

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