Good morning? How are you? I hope that you are having a great week. Did you have a nice Valentine's Day? I am curious, what did you do to celebrate the day dedicated to love?
They say 160 million cards are exchanged on Valentine's day, second only after Christmas, that could explain why people call it a "Hallmark" holiday. I personally sent and received a few cards celebrating the day, from my husband, family and friends.
I made homemade chocolate treats and sent them to my family and little treat bags for my neighbor kids.
Aside from that my husband and I made dinner, we shared a piece of this chocolate fudge cake which I whipped up and we watched a movie. We are not really into Valentines Day, ironic really considering that is the day we became engaged to be married. I personally believe that every day gives us an opportunity to say and show our loved ones how we feel about them, not just Valentine's day.
I remember as a child being very nervous on Valentine's day because when I was growing up every child was not made to give every other child in their class a Valentine card. In the school's that I attended we had little mailboxes and at the end of the day we opened them up at the Valentine's party and everyone would count their cards to see how many they received.
Of course there were some kids that were disappointed that they did not get a card from their "crush" and there were the popular girls and boys who had so many cards they mailbox was bursting. I was in between both of these camps, some years I did not get a card from my secret crush but received cards from people I did not know had a crush on me. Young love, its confusing when you are in grade school.
I would love to hear about your day. I noticed on my Instagram feed that there were lots of chocolate, flowers and even a few diamonds given. Were you the lucky recipient of any of the above or something totally different. Did you make a special breakfast or dinner or did you go out? Did you have a sweet treat after dinner?
Whatever you did I hope it was fun and that you were surrounded with the love of your family, friends, and community.
Thanks for sharing your Valentine's day with us!
Have a great day!