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Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

As a small child, I loved making valentines. We were given paper lace doilies, construction paper and glue. We made the very most beautiful valentines that we could, intricate and pleasingly bright. Lucky for me, I had parents, because they were really the only appreciative recipients of my childhood valentines. But this one is for you, my readers.
I really like St Valentine’s day not just because of the chocolate, but because it is the one day of the year dedicated to love. Of course the entire candy and flower industry have done their best to capitalize on this holiday, like all others, but they really can’t take away the essence of the thing. With some holidays, the original message is all but lost. Valentine’s day is still just a day for expressions of love, something sorely needed these days. I hope you like my valentine!

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  1. February 17th, 2011 at 08:54 | #1

    I got the portrait, Mimi; thank you! My name is Catherine Smith, however, not Catherine Brown. 😉

  2. donald
    February 16th, 2011 at 09:12 | #2

    Well, I sorta assumed that this valentine was “mine”, since I arrived home and found it on the dining room table propped up against the beautiful boquet of flowers my sweetie bought and in sharp contrast to the deliciously tempting heart shaped brownie she also made me, complete with little Valentine candies embedded in it. I simply love the energy the love of my life puts into her expressions, and this one totally captures me. I’m wondering now if she’s going to let me hang it up on my office wall.

  3. February 16th, 2011 at 07:55 | #3

    It would be lovely to get a valentine card like this. I got a text from a friend, not quite in the same league 🙁

  4. February 16th, 2011 at 06:29 | #4

    I LOVE your valentine, Mimi! I made my dear husband a blackberry pie, and he put up a new shelf in the kitchen and presented me one of my favorite chocolate bars (Hershey’s extra dark chocolate with cranberries, blueberries, and almonds). He’s a good guy!

  5. Tricia
    February 15th, 2011 at 09:10 | #5

    Beautiful sentiments. You’re right the essence of the holiday is still there.

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