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Monday, February 13, 2006

Valentine's Day Gifts

Tomorrow is the big day, and I'm here to tell you that it's not just for lovers. As a public school teacher for 15 years, I enjoyed a host of Valentine parties and gifts... not only from children, but from parents and other teacher friends. I think the day should be about "Love" in all its forms. One of my most treasured "gifts" is a heart-shaped red rhinestone pin my grandmother gave me when I was 13 or 14. It has an arrow through the middle, and I love bringing it out of the jewelry box once a year. I fully intended to wear it to the Reader Appreciation Day in Cincinnati on Saturday, but forgot to put it in the suitcase. :( The picture on this blog is another of my "old" and treasured Valentine's Day gifts. My dh and I started dating during our senior year in high school. This little guy is the stuffed animal Charlie gave me on our first February 14. I keep it in a glass-fronted barrister bookcase that has lots of my romance novels. You can probably see that the paint on his eye is scratched and his original white fur has the patina of age. I hope some of you will share stories of a "special" gift you received in years past. And remember - tomorrow is a day for love... make sure to tell all those special people in your life how much they mean to you. And I'll say it now to all of you - "Thank You" for reading and loving romance and for being such great online friends! Janice


Dannyfiredragon said...

Hi Janice,

that is a really cute gift that you got from you DH. I have never got anything on Valentine's day so far. That's the big disadvantage of being single. But I think Valentine's day is not only for lovers but for all the people that you love. I bought my mom this year a cute plush lion (her zodiac), who wears a t-shirt with the slogan "You are the best". I really love to give gifts.

Judy F said...

Its been so long since I have gotten anything on Valentines Day I don't remember.

I always like to send cards though to let people know I am thinking about them.

It was great seeing you Saturday.

jamie said...

Janice, I love the story of your first Valentine gift from your hubby & that you still keep it in such a special place. The pin from your grandmother too. Great memories. When I was a Senior in high school, I had my first real boyfriend and he gave me a little stuffed koala bear holding a red satin heart and a very sweet love letter. I don't have the bear or the boyfriend anymore, but I do still have the letter tucked away, and a very special memory.

Nicole said...

Well, I got my engagement ring on Valentine's Day.

One year my husband - then fiance, got me a case window and lights for inside my computer. Which I loved.

I love V-Day and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Cryna said...

I had only been going out with my late husband since January and on Valentines Day that year, he took me out to supper and presented me with a beautiful watch. I was so surprised and thrilled. I still have the watch and it runs as well now as when it was given to me 37 years ago.

Last year on Valentines, I got the biggest stuff dog holding a rose in its mouth from my then 7 year old grandson, which was really special, because it had been years since I had gotten anything.

There have been other Valentines that have been special, but those are the two that come to mind right off.

snowflake said...

How sweet that you still have the stuffed doggie from your first Valentine's Day with your dh. My first Valentine's Day Gift was a heartshaped box of chocolate and a gold-plated necklace from a classmate who wanted to date me.