Valentine's Day: What does it mean to you?
For me, as a child, it was a day when my mom got a dozen roses from my dad. It was also a time when my mom would have to run out at the last minute and pick up a set of cards from the drug store, and I'd stay up late addressing them. Maybe sometimes she would actually do some for me.
In our household, we craft homemade Valentine's Cards for every family member in the house, plus a few more for a handful of the kids' cousins and family friends afar. Then, on the day itself, for the past three years, we have been going out to a special dinner, all of us. We swap cards, wear all the red and pink we can fit onto our bodies, and we drink out of fancy stemware (the kids love that part). Two years ago, we took the kids out and handed them a Valentine that told them that they'd each be big sisters ... a wonderful Valentine's Day memory. I feel like we have successfully crafted Valentine's Day traditions for our family that we love, look forward to, and will remember forever.
Do you do anything special for Valentine's Day? To be sure, there are lots of businesses out there that would love to know! Our email box has been swamped since early January with suggestions of Valentine's Day eats, treats, gifts, and more. Have plans? Or maybe it will be just another manic Monday?