Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Which is, truth be told, my least-favorite holiday.  I grew up in a small town with a VERY large extended family--many of which married REALLY young (usually because of unplanned pregnancies, of course)--and if you've experienced either scenario, you'll know that either of them means there's an inexcusable number of people constantly asking you when you're going to get married, why aren't you married yet, and making sure you really felt that you were unacceptable as a single person.  It got so bad that I dated someone for more than a year without telling my mother because she wouldn't lay off the incessant nagging about being married.  So, I am understandably touchy about anything that makes unattached people feel bad. 

Do you remember Valentine's Day in grade school?  We'd decorate shoe boxes or made construction paper envelopes, then we'd all go around the room and drop Valentine's into the boxes.  Every single one.  I loved that.  It didn't exclude anyone, didn't make anyone feel bad (hopefully), and was just a nice little day of celebrating friends.  So, my lovely crafting friends, here is the Valentine I would be dropping in your funky Valentine shoebox if I could:
and hoping you're having a lovely weekend.

4 comments:

Nicky said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too Toni! I totally understand the incessant nagging but I don't get it from my mom, I get it from other people. At any rate, since I've already planned to live my life my way ... it's whatever man. LOLOL! Hope you're having a wonderful day despite this being your least favourite holiday. That vintage greeting is just lovely.

Mereknits said...

I loved those little Valentine's boxes, I always saved the very best Valentine for a boy named Craig, who never ever noticed me! I think it should be a day we just celebrate love, not with a particular person, just love.
Meredith

Amy at love made my home said...

Aww, so lovely of you! Happy valentines for yesterday and today! xx

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What a sweet post! Thank you so much for nice wishes! Happy Valentine for your for every day:)