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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Be My Valentine

When I was in elementary school, we all were asked to spend time making and giving each other Valentine's Day cards in class. I always thought this was the norm everywhere, but speaking to others about it as an adult, I found that it is not a universal practice. Looking back on it, this was a nice tradition - everyone was included. Even though the intention was not a romantic one, this must have been a nice day for those who perhaps were not so popular or outcasts for any number of reasons.

A little later in life, this day became the perfect opportunity to give someone whom you fancied a card with the classic message: "Will You Be My Valentine?" or the more assured "Be My Valentine." If there were any prospects or interest at all, this would certainly seal your fate. Who could resist this offering on the quintessential day of romance?
Happy Valentine's Day :)

6 comments:

Lucy said...

Valentine's Day is my favorite, next to Halloween, of all the holidays. It has that element of personal fantasy...

Waldo Oiseau said...

yum, chocolate!

When I was in elementary school, we all made "mailboxes" for the valentines we gave each other. You'd use an old shoebox and decorate it like crazy. I bet kids don't do that anymore!

lynn said...

Very classy image.

Brian said...

waldo - I'm sure not.

lynn - thanks.

Khalid said...

When I was in school, there was no Valentine's day in Pakistan. Hallmark discovered this new market about a decade later. :-)

rose said...

for the past 18 years (and 5 kids later), my husband and i have celebrated our wedding anniversary on valentines day. we went steady on that day and a year after got married on that same day. very corny but it will always be our most special day.