Valentine’s Day is coming up soon.
For most that means L-O-V-E and giving tokens to those we care about.
For this Mom, it means combating another candy filled holiday with a child that has a food allergy.
Food allergy advocacy is something I’m passionate about, but I’ll try and get off my soapbox quickly. When something as simple as a chocolate or gummy bear can mean an ambulance ride to the ER for your child, you tend to dread the candy holidays.
Holidays are a bit more stressful than normal days. Candy is so mass produced on holidays that it’s usually impossible to get any candy that doesn’t contain, or hasn’t been in contact with, his allergen. Therefore, we are the people that you usually get toy trinkets from on holidays. Hey – that’s not too bad, right? A little less sugar in the goody bag sent home from school.
Here are some great alternatives to candy on Valentine’s Day for children. I have also provided free printable tags to go along with these three.
Interested in a cute make-at-home valentine mailbox? Check out this tutorial.
Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gifts
I hope these gift ideas still make for a sweet treat for those you care about.