Salt Lake City. September 2011.
Do you remember what a big deal Valentine's Day was when you were a kid? I do. Oh man. I used to get so nervous and so excited as I built my Valentine box (usually an old shoe box covered in aluminum foil and heart-shaped stickers) and filled out those cheesy grocery store Valentine cards. I remember specifically picking out a special card and filling the envelope with the more suggestive conversation hearts to give to the boys I liked. Be Mine. Let's Kiss. True Love. You know, the ones that made you giggle if you thought about giving them to your crush. Such fun. Such innocence.
I am planning a special dinner for my Valentine tonight. Home-cooked. Made with love. I'd tell you what I have up my sleeve but, if he reads this while at work today, he'll know what I am up to.
Hey Valentine.... Be Mine. Let's Kiss. And, most importantly... you are my True Love.
What do you have planned for your Valentine? Honestly... I think this holiday is a bit... okay, a lot... commercial. Jewelry? Diamonds? Stuffed animals? All silly. Just do something heartfelt for the one(s) you love.
Also... I heard that nowadays schools won't allow kids to put candy in their Valentine cards. Is that true? Oh, how times have changed!