Happy Valentine’s !
Here’s a card for that someone special…
I had to explain to my Swedish family this morning how when I was in elementary school, we decorated boxes and everyone in class had to give everyone else a Valentine’s card. We would either make the cards or buy them in packs of 30 at the store. I explained that these cards often had popular characters that kids liked.
They had never heard of this.
So, for everyone who never heard of this or just for some nostalgia, here’s some examples of the packs sold in the 1980s when I was in elementary school, along with my comments:
My son is going to a party at his school this evening. No, it’s not a Valentine’s party. Because this is Friday the 13th, it’s a HORRORtine’s party! What a great idea!
I remember Valentine’s Day in school back in Texas. You had to worry that you wouldn’t get a Valentine. If there actually was a dance, you had to worry about getting a date. Too much love in the air and too much disappointment. Not a good combination for pre-teens or teenagers.
In college, one of my friends went to a school that would have a President’s Day dance instead of a Valentine’s dance. Yet another good idea. Lots of people dressed as Abraham Lincoln. Less intimidating.
So this Valentine’s I have to search for some devil horns and facepaint as the theme to my son’s school party is “Good vs. Evil.”(He informs me that everyone in his class plans to dress as evil. “It’s just more fun.”)
Happy Valentine’s day!
Our sons went into full gear last night with “Operation Secret.” They ran back and forth from their rooms to ours saying, “Don’t look! Don’t go in there!”
Then as we put them to bed last night, they said, “When you wake up in the morning, you might want to search your room.”
Well, I like that they think we could lay on pillows without discovering giant Valentine’s cards hiding underneath. 🙂 At 6:25 in the morning (one of them had set an alarm), I heard our door open quietly and a piece of paper being thrown into the room with little footsteps rushing away. The paper said, “Look under your pillows!”
So the day has started out very sweet for us and I hope that all of you have a great Valentine’s day/ Friday / weekend as well!