Fun when you were a child?
Romantic or painful or best ignored when you were a teen?
More than a bit contrived when you’re an adult?
A not so welcome reminder that you’re not in a relationship when you’re not?
I’m ambiguous about it – although I look forward to celebrating anything in the lull that, to me, is January and February.
A reason to wear red? Thumbs up.
Clever, lovely cards? Thumbs up.
Having no idea whatever became of it over the years? Thumbs down.
Stocking up on Valentine’s cards to give randomly to my husband through the year, just to remind him how very much I love him? Thumbs up.
Dining in an expensive restaurant on Valentine’s Day where every other woman is wearing red and every couple is of the same contrived mind set, eating the same “romantic” dinner for two finished off with red velvet cake? Thumbs down.
Having a simple meal at home by the fire instead? Thumbs up.
Getting homemade Valentines from little ones in your life? Thumbs up.
Some flowers more original and personal from someone who knows you well enough to know your favorites? Thumbs up.
Romance? Love? Amour? Sweet embraces? Soft kisses? Rich dark chocolates? All thumbs up. Way up.
Is it thumbs up or thumbs down for you?
Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day memory?
A funny or disastrous one?
Do you remember your first real Valentine’s gift from a real live boy?
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Vintage Valentine Cards: pagescrappers on Etsy.
Chocolates: XChocolArt on Etsy.