Not everyone is in love with Valentine's Day, but you can safely say that most kids are. That's because what Valentine's Day means to kids may be a little different to us adults... I'm pretty sure it's not all fancy date nights, or feeling depressed about their single status on Facebook. As soon as the buzz of Christmas had passed, Elsie - aged six and three quarters - was pumped about the next holiday on the calendar. For her, Valentine's starts Feb 1st, so yesterday she insisted we get on with it and make heart cookies. "It's February 1st today Mommy, we need to hurry, there is so much to do!" I'm not entirely sure what she has planned for the rest of the month but apparently we'd better get started. Apart from wanting to buy everything pink in the vicinity of the store, while proudly wearing her heart jumper dress, Elsie seems genuinely excited. But why? It is the brain-washing of shameful consumerism? I thought I'd better find out by asking her what Valentine's Day was all about: "You get to make new friends. Because Valentine's Day is all about love and friendship." When I asked what people do on Valentine's Day she briefly talked of Cupid shooting at people with arrows to make them fall in love (why aren't kids more scared of Cupid? It sounds terrifying). But she then went on to talk about making things to give to friends and making new friendships in the process. She's a wise girl that Elsie. So before you go boycotting it, think about what Valentine's Day means to kids, and how we can all learn from it. It shouldn't be about couples, sex and Instagraming the expensive gift your boyfriend gave you; it should be about love and friendship. Take your friends out, ring someone you've lost touch with, leave a little something on the doorstep of someone you care about. We all need a little more kindness in the World of today. And in case you're wondering what cookie delight's we came up with last night, here's the recipe... If your kiddo is wanting to decorate a masterpiece on their cookies, you'll want some royal icing. Here a recipe and even a video on how to decorate cookies! Hurry now... Elsie says there's only twelve more days to go.