AND we'd munch on those little candy hearts with the messages on them. I would lay awake the night before in anticipation for the Valentine's school party.
Then Junior high came and the fun was just zapped right out of the holiday...gone was the day of sweet little Valentines for everyone in the class...no it was time for student council to sell carnations, white for friendship, pink for secret admirer and red for love...and this went on thru high school..and then there were the serious couples, the guy would send huge floral arrangements with balloons to the school office for his girl...depressing, simply depressing for the rest of us girls..lol
So in my memory...elementary valentines were the bomb...upper school not so much.
But once I was in college and had a love interest....you know that guy sitting across from me in this living room, well, Valentines Day finally became special again because I would get flowers and mushy stuff like that, it was no longer the single awareness day that so many people call it today.
Anyway, little presents/gifts are really not my love language. I did tell my hubby though that even though little presents are not my love language there are a few times during the year, that a little something is nice, Valentines being one of them, and yesterday, actually the day before yesterday he surprised me with tulips, my favorite...and then yesterday with a card too..
The kids got a variety of goodies and candy, and have enjoyed the abundance of chocolate in the house.
I hope everyone reading my heart day rambles had a very happy valentines day this year.