“Mom, can I have some chocolate? Pleeeeeeease?” I’ve been hearing this for weeks, now.
“No. It’s not Valentine’s Day yet.”
“Pretty please, Mom? I’ll share with you!”
“Well . . . okay. Maybe just one box.”
We have now completed three heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. And it’s not even Valentine’s Day yet.
My favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is the chocolate. Did you know that in 2006, there were exactly 1,170
The thing I really love about Valentine’s Day is those little candy hearts. You know the ones – with the little sayings on them? I like to string them together and see what kinds of sentences I can make. BE MINE – HOT STUFF – WANNA KISS? Of course, you have to be careful about who is looking over your shoulder while you’re making sentences. The results could be wonderful – or disastrous.
But the thing I love the best about Valentine’s Day is the flowers. Pink roses. Yellow daisies. Purple chrysanthemums. You name it, I love them! And the absolute best is when they get delivered to your place of work while all your friends are watching. Then you can smile and read the card, flutter your eyelashes and blush a little, then replace the card in the envelope and tuck it discreetly into your purse. Hey! Nobody really has to know they are from your Aunt Emma.
In 2007, an estimated $416 million was spent in the
My absolute favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is the diamonds. Or rubies. Or small, shiny, sparkly things of any type. Did you know that in 2006, there were 28,300 jewelry stores nationwide? And you’ll never guess how much money was spent on jewelry in February, 2008: $2.6 billion.
Two. Point. Six.
I think the jewelry business may save our economy this month.
But truly, the thing I love more than anything else about Valentine’s Day is less costly than any of the sweets and treats listed above. As a matter of fact, it’s downright cheap. My all-time favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is the mushy, sticky, gluey home-made Valentines that my kids will make for me. You know the ones – they tout witty and original sayings such as, “MOM spelled upside-down is WOW!” and “To the best mom in the universe!”
Priceless, I tell you.
1 John 4:7 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.”