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Valentine's Day: Free cards, meal deals, more for kids

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and the weekend is a great opportunity for families to create their own cards or decorations and do holiday-themed activities. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of resources.

Free Stuff

Step2 has released a blog post that includes kids answering the question, “What is love?” Plus, they’ve included a free downloadable PDF of Valentine-themed coloring pages.

Cricket Media wants to sweeten your Valentine’s Day with pre-made, kid-friendly, downloadable and free Valentine’s Day cards.

If your kids love all things Disney, the company has free printables for kids on their website, including cards, crafts and decorations.

Participating locations of McAlister’s Deli will celebrate Valentine’s Day by offering up to two complimentary kids meals with the purchase of an adult entrée for all guests that dine in on Feb. 14. In addition to celebrating on the holiday, McAlister’s is hosting a sweepstakes giving away a year’s worth of family date nights. Anyone who shares what family date night means to them on social media using the hashtag #McAlistersDateNight from Feb. 6 – 14 will enter the sweepstakes to win a year’s worth of McAlister’s date nights. Visit for details.

Need craft ideas to keep your little ones preoccupied? PopSugar has compiled 22 ideas your kiddo can make.


DADDY/DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT is Feb. 13 at the Chick-fil-A on Haywood Road. RSVP for one of three times between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Visit

A VALENTINE’S DAY BASH for ages 12 – 18 is at 6:30 p.m.Feb. 13 at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Register in advance. Free. Call 864-574-6815.

VICTORIAN VALENTINE HOME-SCHOOL DAY is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville, North Carolina. For details, visit