Last night at dinner, our oldest tagged this onto the end of his before-dinner prayer:

“and thank you for valentine’s day even though it was invented by Hallmark to get people to buy cards”.

Smart little one, he is.

We’re still celebrating around here, even if it is a made up holiday. Loving each other never gets old. Plus it gives me an excuse to eat crazy amounts of chocolate.

Happy Valentine’s Day, sweet friends.

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13 Responses to L.O.V.E.ly

  1. Kelly - Talk of the House February 14, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    Oh yes, your child is wise, and oh yes, I will devour some chocolate today! Enjoy your day of love. :)

  2. Kathryn February 14, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    Smart boy.

  3. Jennifer February 14, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    thanks for the free downloads, we used them this year and they turned out so cute. I love your blog!

  4. maria mcclure February 14, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Well… I will grant you that Hallmark has taken full advantage of the day but the company was not founded until 1910. There are so many vintage images dating back as far as the 1850’s and beyond so it might not be fair to say they invented THIS holiday. ;)

  5. J February 14, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Valentine’s Day is commercialized and Hallmark-y, but St. Valentine’s story is actually very interesting. He performed marriages during a time when the Roman government made it illegal. He was martyred for living out his belief that marriage is ordained by God, and not man. So yes, something to celebrate!

  6. Nina February 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    If you made those hearts I’m dying!! A tutorial would be awesome!!

  7. Carolyn February 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Aaaaand it’s also a feast day of the Church. Let’s not forget the martyr for whom this day is actually named. :)

    • Maria McClure February 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

      yes! which I wanted to add, but my phone cut me short. thanks, Carolyn!

  8. Angela Gallardo February 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    I love your appreciate for this made-up holiday! There might’ve been a little moaning on my part when putting together all 20 Valentine’s for my little foster boy’s class. :) Need to refocus on the love. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Mindy February 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    I love that you refer to Valentine’s Day as love day – that is what I often call it, maybe because it’s also our anniversary so there is a lot of love around here: )

  10. Amelia February 15, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    You can tell your son that V-Day has been celebrated for about 600 years!!!

  11. Erin February 15, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Valentin’s day is not a made up Hallmark holiday. Sweetest Day is! Valetine’s day has been celebrated since the 15th Century!!

  12. erlyn February 19, 2013 at 4:15 am #

    those are lovely hearts, hope you can post a tutorial as Nina requested.

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