Show Your Love for Valentine’s Day

12110886_SYou can take small steps to make this Valentine’s Day something special for those you love. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to let people know how you feel in numerous ways this Thursday. Here are just a few suggestions.

Start with breakfast: Do you like foam on your coffee but don’t have the equipment? You can recreate the froth with the instructions at this website. Take a toothpick to create the heart as shown in the photo. Coffee drinkers in your family will appreciate it, and you can do the same with hot cocoa for the little ones.

8720696_SAdd a few decorative touches to set the dinner table to celebrate the day. Whether you’re fixing a romantic meal for two or an entertaining evening for the whole family, adding red paper napkins and a few candles and some heart-shaped decorations makes a big difference in the look of your table.

If you would rather not buy decorations, take a walk through the seasonal area of your grocery or drug store. Heart-shaped candies of all shapes and colors can be scattered on your table to make a festive display. Larger chocolate hearts can serve as favors by each person’s plate.

17446774_SFinally, how about making or buying a special Valentine’s dessert? Any favorite cookies can say I love you with squeeze on frosting like the ones in the photo. Cupcakes with pink icing or a red velvet cake in heart-shaped pans become your own special Valentines gift to those you love.