Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Where's the heart ?

Valentines Day is getting close. My gosh where does this time go. It really is true that the older you get the faster time flies. Wish it would slow down.
I love this holiday. I think the reason why is that you can make it what you want it to be. A simple card or a greeting to someone you care about, is enough. Some years I send Valentines to lots of people. Not this year........running out of time. One year I made Valentines for a nursing home. I made them so they could put them on the dinner trays. I hope that little card brought old memories back to some of the residents.
I have memories of when I got those cute little cards at school. Remember making those boxes? I love watching my grandkids go through their Valentines. Choosing them these days must be so much fun. We have already received Hello Kitty and cat and dog tattoos in our mail box. My husband had a big laugh over his Hello Kitty Valentine.
When my kids were little I always baked the heart shaped cookies for school. So many times their parties would be on a Friday and there would be a snow day. So, we would have their party at home. I made it fun for them because they were disappointed that school was canceled. The cookies had to be eaten of course, they wouldn't be any good if we waited til Monday.
More hearts will be posted and hopefully those will help you to remember past Valentine Days in your lives.

11 comments:

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

I too remember when we had so much fun making the Valentine boxes at school and exchanging valentines. Valentine Day and Christmas was always a lot of fun at school back then. Your sign is cute, I like it. Hugs

Julie Harward said...

I love Valentines day too, it holds so many past memories with fresh ones to bless us. And about time flying by...I hear tons of young people saying it too..I think it really is being sped up! ;D

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debby,
Oh gosh, I love all your family pictures--how precious!!
And my favorite Valentine memories? Grade school and passing out Valentines--so fun!!!
XO

Heather said...

I like Valentine's Day too. I always have big plans to make things, but then the holiday comes too quick! :) Happy Valentine's Day!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Debby,
Thank you so much for your well wishes, it means a lot to me that people where thinking of me.
Will have to come back to read the posts I have missed, for now it's time for bed, night!
Maureen x

Daydream Living said...

Hi Debby,
Thank you so much for your well wishes, it means a lot to me that people where thinking of me.
Will have to come back to read the posts I have missed, for now it's time for bed, night!
Maureen x

Donna said...

HI Debby..this is so cute! I love it. How sweet that you made Valentines for the people in the nursing home. Our family used to hold church services for them. They sure did love our toddlers. :o)

My daughter and I went shopping for Valentine's dinner today..she wants to cook 'all Italian'... It is a great holiday...

xo
Donna

ps. I changed up the post now that I had time to work with it. I just don't think it was a good idea to add the journal entry..so I took it out and put up photos of things I'm working on for the rest of the week. :o)

Thanks for your kind comment.

Relyn said...

There's nothing like Valentine's Day.

Jaimie said...

Hi Debby! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your past Valentine's sound so lovely! I'm not sure what we'll be doing this year, but I'm sure we'll think of something!

Pinecone said...

Debby,
My girls are at the point of being done with handing out the Valentine's at school...I miss doing that with them.
I am pretty slow with everything this year too. I just picked up cards for my husband and girls today. I forgot to send cards out to the Grandparents...oops!

Your pictures are adorable!!
Ashlyn

French Hen Farm said...

Love this post. It made me think about my memories of Valentines Day. i didnt have anything planned for my kids this weekend, but your post made me stop and think. Im now going to plan something fun for them. Thanks for making me stop and think about the simple things becoming kids memories.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Linda