I remember growing up and hearing my Dad say, “I don’t need Hallmark to tell me when to be romantic with my wife! Valentine’s Day should be every other day of the year!” For the most part he lived up to his sentiments. He would bring home flowers spontaneously for my mom all throughout the year regardless of “what day it was” and he was definitely the more romantic half of their pair (dancing to Sinatra after dinner or breaking into a robust love song over dessert). For the most part I agree with my Dad and consider Valentine’s Day a bit of a waste (especially for all the heart ache it can cause those who don’t have a “significant other” at the time), but it is nice to have days that are out of the ordinary simply for celebrating the one(s) you love.
We don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s day around here, the anniversary of the day we met and also our wedding are usually most significant celebrations of the year, but this year we decided to have a little fun and I stole the idea for Mad Lib Valentine Letters! Maybe I will post the results tomorrow… Then we’re going to enjoy a family dinner with our littlest Valentine and end the evening with a movie – most likely Midnight in Paris (I’ve heard good things).
May you find joy in the love surrounding you this day and every day!