Monday, February 09, 2009
I've always loved Valentine's Day, from the moment I started drawing hearts with a red crayon. This red heart was done for a cover idea. Valentine's Day may be my favorite holiday. It's a fun day, and I've already sent some Valentines and heart-shaped cookies. Sweetheart Day should be every day, IMHO, and I'm hoping that this year, especially, little hug-type things will pop up more in our lives.
Where oh where are those large cut-out books, the ones where you made your own envelopes? They were such fun, but this year, I couldn't find them. Penny Valentines are just as good, even enclosed in a letter to a friend.
It was on one Valentine's Day that I discovered little boys would rather play with blocks than make Valentines.
While child-sitting, I'd set out all the "makings" on the kitchen table, ready to cut and glue and color. I called the boys in from playing with blocks and trucks. They sat, looked as if they were being punished and asked to return to their building.
What a shock. My daughters had loved making Valentines. :)