I loved Valentine's Day as a little girl.
What little girl wouldn't?
paper heart doilies,
the little cards I'd fill out
for each classmate . . . even the boys.
In fact, Valentine's Day may be the only holiday that
still pretty much has maintained
the same level of simplicity it's always had.
It's not been made into the preview day
of a national shopping event.
It's not been materialized
by the expectation
of countless wrapped packages.
It's not been complicated
by store-bought costumes and
fancy, glow in the dark treat bags.
It's still just a special day to tell loved ones
how precious they really are to you.
A little card,
maybe some flowers,
a favorite meal.
I enjoy this holiday even more
now that emails and texts have replaced
A handwritten valentine is
For this Valentine's Day,
I printed some vintage valentine images,
most of them with a tea theme.
I then added them to some crepe paper rosettes
left over from a past project.
A few buttons and some ribbon were the final touch.
Some glittered cardstock, bright red ric-rac,
and some easy to use bottle-cap stickers
were all I needed for a mini-pendent banner.
Have a beautiful, blessed Valentine's Day!
"For I am persuaded, that neither death,
nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor powers, nor things present,
nor things to come, nor height, nor depth,
nor any creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God."