Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What Does Valentine's Day Mean to You?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I wanted to take a few minutes and share what Valentine’s Day means to me, and hear back from you. To some, if you don’t have a “Valentine,” then usually Valentine’s Day is just another day, or a day you dread, as you watch other happy couples snuggle. For others, if you are fortunate to have found that special someone, then Valentine’s Day is a day to show that special someone how much they mean to you.

I was lucky enough to find my special someone over 13 years ago, while attending college. We were total opposites, and from 2 different backgrounds – but, we clicked, and have been together ever since. This past year, we welcomed our daughter, Savannah Rose, and are now journeying down a new path a family, and will be able to experience things through our daughter’s pure eyes.

I remember back in elementary school, we would make homemade valentine’s, or by the boxed valentine’s to hand out during the classroom party. We would sit and wait to see how many valentines were left in brown bags we had at our desks. After the food and games, we would race back to our seats and start opening the cards. Popular cards were those of cartoons or movies during that time. Or, if you were lucky, a lollipop or candy was attached. Ahhh, the good ole’ days – without a care in the world. Now, as an adult you either love or hate Valentine’s Day. Which one are you?

Well, in honor of our first Valentine’s Day as a family, I will be stopping by Shutterfly to make personalized cards to send out to loved ones, as well as save a few in our daughter’s scrapbook, to show her first Valentine’s day. These are just a few options that I am looking at in regards to cards.

You can find a larger selection of cards here, as well as options for personalized gifts here. While you are at it, why not take a look at their beautiful keepsake boxes. I already have one for Savannah, were I am keeping trinkets and mementos that I will share with her as she gets older.

Do you have a special Valentine’s Day memory? How do you spend Valentine’s Day? I’d love to hear back from you all and hear your special stories of love.


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  3. i remember those same days in grade school - except we used to make our own "mailboxes" to collect our valentines in.
    i love the idea of the keepsake box for the children. i always assumed they were meant for men to store their things in. i am definitely going to look into making one for each of my children.