The First Valentine {Plus Other Tips, Stories and Thoughts for Celebrating the Day}



Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It seems like every store you go into is covered in red, pink and hearts.

Over the years I never gave much thought to why we celebrated the day. I knew that God loved us and gave himself up for us but outside of playing Agape (Bingo) that was about it. Then one day I heard a beautiful story about the real Saint Valentine that made me have a whole new appreciation for the day.


There are many different variations of the tale so today I want to share with you my favorite version at Modern Alternative Mama

Valentine Books

The Story of Valentine’s Day
One Heart (A Valentine Coloring Book)
Hug Time
Saint Valentine
My Valentine for Jesus

Prevous Posts

Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day without the Junk 
6 Ways to Love Your Husband this Valentine’s Day 
Four Fun and Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Sweet Treats

17 Healthy-er Valentine’s Day Treats
Coconut Milk Hot Coco
Valentine Pancakes 
Chocolate Peanutbutter Bonbons

How do you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is a dorm “mama” to a gaggle of amazing girls ages 10 to 18 at a home and school for the Deaf in Baja California, Mexico. She believes that life was meant to be lived barefoot with lots of open space to roam and play. Katie is passionate about nourishing food, herbs and simple living. She can often be found with a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of dark chocolate while she writing, reading and living life.