7 Easy Ways To Celebrate St. Valentine’s Feast Day As Catholics

St. Valentine’s day is more than an excuse to eat candy hearts and give out cards, it is the feast day of an amazing Saint! I would encourage Catholic families to stay focused on the true meaning of this fun feast day. You can find all of my resources for celebrating the feast day of St. Valentine here. Today I’m going to share 7 easy ways to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day as Catholics! 

Learn about St. Valentine!

It’s so important not to skip over the basics of feast day fun. If you check out my St. Valentine resource page, I have some quick facts about the life of this Saint. I also recommend several picture books with some of his legends. This is the most important step for Catholic families in celebrating this day.

Give the kids some St. Valentine prayer cards

Kids always love collecting holy cards, and this is a great way to show that St. Valentine is a part of their Holy role models. You can find a free printable St. Valentine prayer card here.

 

Celebrate St. Valentine’s day with love scripture

Saint Valentine was a man of God, and given that his feast day revolves around love, it only seems fitting to include some Scripture activities for kids! What a great way to stay focused on the true meaning of this feast day. You can find my round up of scripture resources for kids on St. Valentine’s day here

Give out actual St. Valentine Valentines

Did you know you can print Valentines for kids that actually feature the Saint himself? This is a great way to spread the love of the Church and awareness that his is indeed a Saint feast day to your friends and family. You can check print my St. Valentine Valentines for Catholic kids

Set up a feast day table featuring St. Valentine and some sweet treats

When your family is celebrating on this day, decorate the table with red and pink hearts, flower, or any Valentine themed decor you like, but also include some things about the Saint as well. This could be a holy card, some red rosaries, a book about St. Valentine, a picture or statue of St. Valentine- whatever you might have that could make the display special. You can find the feast day table idea below here. Display your sweet treats around this feast day table, making sure St. Valentine is the center of the celebration.

Pray a prayer of St. Valentine together as a family

You can find a prayer to St. Valentine here (and there are actually many options if you scroll down.) 

Have A Saint Valentine themed tea party

We love throwing these little liturgical teas! You can find our St. Valentine’s day tea party here, and you can read all about why I love liturgical tea parties and how I plan them here, but they always incorporate symbolic food for the Saint and reading to the kids. 

 

Be sure to check out all of my resources for celebrating the feast day of St. Valentine here!

Comments

  1. Thanks for all the clever ideas. I love your blog and am always sending my friends to your site! 🙂

    In the coloring page of St. Valentine above, what is he holding in his left hand??? (I’m assuming the right hand has a mortar and pestle to represent him being a healer?) But we can’t figure out what that is in his other hand. Anyone???

  2. Hi the saint valentine coloring sheet does not link to the right place. I was wondering if you knew what the right link was for getting the history and the picture. Thank you

  3. The link goes to “Church of the Good Shepherd”…can you please post the correct link for the history and the coloring page. We would really appreciate it. We love your website, keep up the good work.

  4. If you click on the link, it takes you to a parish website. Then click on “Faith Formation”, then click on “children’s activities”, then click on “coloring pages” then click on “saints of the month”. There were quite a few saints’ coloring sheets, and St. Valentine was one of them. 🙂

  5. Sister Lalemant Pelikan, RSM says

    In answer to the question about what St. Valentine is holding, I believe it is one of his “prescription medicines” in a box. Possible link to “chocolates in a box” as present day gifts??

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