Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine's Day

I know that many people believe Valentine's Day is just a holiday created by the greeting card industry, and that may be true.  Nevertheless, I  love Valentine's Day.  Our windows are already decorated in hearts of various sizes.

When I was little, and as I grew older, it was a holiday that I looked forward to (and still do).  Not because I had boyfriends to spoil me.  (That would have been nice; alas, I was a very awkward youngling).  But because I had parents that spoiled me.  When friends were getting boxes of candy from their boyfriend of the week, I never needed to feel like I was missing out.  I knew that my parents would "surprise" me with a heart shaped box full of deliciousness.  What a wonderful feeling growing up in a house where you know you're loved, unconditionally.

Now, my husband spoils me (despite the fact that he's one of those who subscribe to the invented holiday theory), and we in turn spoil our kids with heart shaped boxes of deliciousness.  Let the tradition continue. :)

3 comments:

gila43 said...

Yes, indeed! It's nice to get cards, sweets, etc. on Valentine's Day. There are all kind of loves & why not make it a special day??

I love this drawing! I remember my children checking off the days until
Feb. 14; grins...

Keep up the good work.

Jane Grant Tentas said...

We used to make decorated Valentine's boxes in school and everyone would bring in their cards to fill them up. Even in those store-bought card sets there would be one or two mushy ones that could be picked out for one's crush.

Michelle, it's still snowing! More for Friday---it's getting a little tiring...

Ann Marie said...

I'm am so with you on this, Michelle! I love Valentine's day,too. And I continue to spoil my kids and John with special treats. I enjoyed your post and the cute illustration!!