Valentine’s Day is truly a treat for those of us who live in areas of the country that experiences vast differences in the weather according to the seasons. While winter is truly beautiful and a cozy time of year to hibernate indoors with those we love, the seemingly endless sub zero temperatures and the sight of leftover, slushy and dirty snow can make the winter blues set in real quick.
The holiday that falls in the middle of February is a bright spot in the middle of the winter season that is a treat for the soul and the senses. Homes can look a little bare after the Christmas and New Year’s decorations are taken down and stored away so Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to once again fill the home with indoor and outdoor decorations that are bold, bright and cheerful. Here are some ideas on how to give your driveway some fun Valentine’s Day spirit with these easy and inexpensive decorations.
Valentine’s Day Decorations For The Driveway: Luminaries. Luminaries are a beautiful way to line the edges or middle of your driveway with light and color. Arts and Crafts and home decor stores carry an extensive supply of Valentine’s Day themed luminaries with cutouts of hearts, cupids and bows and arrows. Fill your luminaries with white candles and sand as directed on the package or insert a battery operated candle in each. Driveway luminaries are an especially wonderful touch if you are hosting a Valentine’s Day party for kids or adults.
Valentine’s Day Decorations For The Driveway: Chalk Drawings. Bring the kids outside to use their chalk and creativity to decorate the driveway for the holiday. Have the kids draw pictures of hearts and flowers, x’s and O’s and write large words such as “Happy Valentine’s Day” and “Love” in colored chalk. Not only will your kids get some much needed fresh air and exercise in the middle of winter, your heart will be warmed every time you see the work of your budding artists.
Valentine’s Day Decorations For The Driveway: Holiday Decorations..With A Little Valentine’s Day Flair! Hook up an extension cord and decorate your light up snowmen or winter deer with a red heart patterned scarf or hat to place at the end of the driveway. Be sure the light up decorations do not get hot enough to catch fire or melt the additions. Your neighbors and friends will love seeing your home lit up in holiday spirit and your kids will surely enjoy seeing their favorite holiday decorations get a few extra days or weeks of use.
Valentine’s Day Decorations For The Driveway: Valentine’s Day Wreath On Garage Door. If you typically keep your garage door shut and don’t use it as a regular exit or entrance to your home, you can easily hang a large holiday themed wreath on your garage door to brighten up your driveway for Valentine’s Day. Purchase a store bought wreath or make your own using a grapevine or Styrofoam wreath form, wide red or heart patterned ribbon, artificial flowers such as roses or carnations and wooden or plastic holiday themed cutouts. Hanging an eye catching holiday wreath on your garage door will surely give the outside of your home some cheer and charm this Valentine’s Day.