Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day - 2011

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my family, friends, and readers!

I'm curious -- is it just us or are there others among you who view Valentine's Day as a chance for the florists. candy and card makers to help keep their part of the economy going?  I love the "idea" of Valentine's Day.  I wish, honestly, that my husband and I would spend more time being romantic.  But having to go out and buy candy (never want), flowers (highly-inflated for Valentine's Day) or a card just doesn't really cut it for me. An expression of love on this day does a much better job of hitting the mark for me.

I guess I believe that we should spend our money on things that truly make us happy -- and for my husband and me, it's travel.  The times that I am happiest is when we are sharing our lives in new and different places.  Those are the memories I cherish and that will stick with me always.

So I truly do want all of you to enjoy this day and think about those who enrich your life through their RELATIONSHIP with you.  It's what makes the world go round.  Meanwhile, I'll be thinking about my next trip.



Note:  Check out the beautiful Valentine's that are a part of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's collection.  In their virtual library, they have numerous Victorian era Valentines.  They also have made several available to send to your Valentine free of charge. I like to sing the praises of this fine public library every chance I have.

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