I've been sitting here for a bit trying to think of what to write for Valentine's Day. This should be my jam: free expressions of love, tear jerking quotes, romantic inspirations.... The truth is, Valentine's Day can be a sensitive holiday. Some people love it, others loath it. I, for one, LOVE it. I know that some of you may see it as a straight kick to shin for all the singletons out there. But I don't see it that way.
I don't know why Valentine's Day has such correlation to romantic love. One of my favorite things on V-Day is receiving an annual anonymous Valentine in the mail. Some of you may think that's creepy, I am married after all, but to me it's endearing. Every year since I can remember, the letter would come. The "i" on Julie dotted with a heart. My hands would get clammy, my heart would race. I would think "Who could it be? And what 11 year old mails their Valentine? Must be a true romantic who is very mature." I would carefully inspect the Snoopy cartoon on the front of the card. I didn't want to over look any possible encrypted messages. I would nervously open it and read the Hallmark written love note only to be signed with a huge red heart and a question mark. A question mark??!?! You got to be kidding me! Can you imagine my suspicions when going to class the next day? I could be any given classmates crush. Oh the thrill! The anticipation! The excitement!
It only took me until about the 8th grade to realize this anonymous admirer was my grandmother. And I smiled. And I laughed. For a long time. She got me. And 20 years later I still get that Valentine in the mail.
To me Valentine's Day is about love. Period. Acknowledging the people you love in your life; whether that be your wife, your boyfriend, your mother, your grand daughter, your neighbor, or your best friend. My friend Marisa loves Valentine's Day. It's her favorite. She throws a big party every year. She takes her Valentine card making very seriously. It is a true labor of love. This year she is hosting a camp out up north with a formal sit down dinner among the stars. Not just for her boyfriend, but for everyone that she loves. That's what I'm talking about people.
So reach out to those you love this Valentine's Day. Let them know their special. And if you'd like to tell them with a gorgeous bouquet, we'd be happy to do that for you:)
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Most importantly, we'd love for you to enjoy the day and find reason to celebrate love!
Lots of love,