Monday, February 1, 2010

Loving Valentine's Day

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved Valentine's Day.  I get giddy when I see pink, red, hearts, and roses.  

When I was younger, my dad would buy his four daughters these red heart jelly chewy candy from a local candy shop, Mrs. Nelson's, located in Chelmsford, Mass.   When I go into Mrs. Nelson's to buy my boys their Valentine candies, I get a tinge of nostalgia and miss my dad and his sweet ways.

When my boys were growing up, I would decorate the kitchen with red hearts.  On Valentine's morning, I would make cinnamon rolls and serve them on these adorable ceramic heart conversation plates.  I would make a big red heart card made of construction paper.  And like their christmas ornament collection, I started a heart collection for them.  Each year, I would find a heart product that I just wanted them to have.  They have paper weights, pillows, and other heart trinkets. 

For many years, I hosted a valentine's card making party.  It was a brunch with a variety of paper products for everyone to share.  We would all make two cards during this brunch.  One to keep and the other to put into our "yankee valentines card swap".   I have a collection of cards that I've made and a set of those that other friends have made.  

What do you do to celebrate Valentine's Day?    Comment below by 2/8/10, for your chance to win a Valentine raffle.  The raffle prize will be a Valentine Bead Set, includes 56 words, 12 accent beads and 10 feet of cord.


  1. you do the coolest things for your family on holidays!!!!

    i look for jewelry on valentine's day!! *lol*

    ~ michelle~

  2. Ah, d. d., when you remember your dad, he isn't completely gone, and that is good.

  3. I love Valentine's Day as well, and love that it's evolved to more of a family holiday, and less of a couples only thing. I always get the kids something small, and do something fun for dinner for all of us. The past few years, it was homemade pizzas, which we all love!

  4. My husband would take me out to dinner at my favorit resturant


  5. My favorite Valentines Day was a few years back when my daughters and I had their friends and our family all over for a fun afternoon of treats, exchanging cards and playing games and doing crafts.
    I would love to do it again!

    Otherwise, I appreciate when Steve takes me out to eat.

  6. I usually sit at home and watch Lifetime movies and eat chocolates to celebrate, unless I go out on a date

  7. We don't really celebrate it anymore.

  8. On Valentine's Day I usually reminisce loves lost. Then I hug my canine pals and whisper, "I love you. Happy Valentine's Day."