Friday, January 23, 2009


Can you feel it? Now that the inauguration is behind us, it's time to bring on the next holiday - one of my favorites - St. Valentine's Day. No, I'm not a candy lover, although I do love those fancy boxes they come in, and I'm not much for a bouquet, although I wouldn't turn my nose up at it either, ;) but I do love all those pretty Valentine decorations. I remember when my son was three years old and attending pre-school - it was his first Valentine party, and, of course, all the children were to bring in Valentines for each other. Well, I thought, great, let's make some. Looking back on it, I'm sure I forced him into it, and probably did most of the work myself, but we created our own cards with red paper hearts, doilies, stickers, the works. They were beautiful and I was really proud of them. I certainly never thought that we, I mean he would be the only one to make his own. I'll never forget his teacher's comment: "Oh, I didn't think anyone did that anymore". What have we come to?!! Well, I've never forced him to do it since then. Always went out and purchased those icky boxed things. And, yes, Frannie likes the boxed ones too (how can I compete with Angelina Ballerina - this year's choice - Polly Pocket or even Hello Kitty?). But all is not lost, Frannie also makes handmade Valentines for those people who deserve something special. Just her classmates get the store-bought ones (although we always include a special treat for her class (I'll show you that in a later Valentine post). I still make my own Valentines too, and I hope to send some to a few of you out there.

So let's spread some

Won't you


(I made those two giant conversation hearts a while back, and each year they sit outside the door of my husband's business, Franklin Philip Salon. And, yes, I hand-painted those letters - we're not talking decals here.)


I almost forgot...


John Paul Young

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound

And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Go here to see entire lyrics.

Oh, yes, I'm going to try and do a lot of postings leading up to Valentine's day - some projects I've created, some things that are just pink or red, or anything else that just says Valentine to me. Of course, I'm planning to put up a different song each post too. ;)


Kritta22 said...

Look at you with your creativeness! you go girl!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love those signs. And I too love Valentine's Day. It is my all time favorite holiday.