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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. If you've been out shopping since Christmas, you'll already find the shelves filled with candies, stuffed animals, cards and other Valentine gifts.
Shiny Red Heart Large Shiny Red Heart Old World Christmas
A nice gesture for Valentines is to give something that will last a lot longer than a box of chocolates. How about a collection of shiny red hearts from Old World Christmas. We have small hearts, big hearts, tiny little red hearts, hearts that say I love you and many more.
conversation hearts Conversation Hearts
We also have a collection of Conversation Hearts. Who doesn't remember the thrill of getting a box of Conversation Hearts from a favorite friend. For more than a century, the makers of NECCO Sweethearts Conversation Hearts have come up with some of the sweetest ways of saying "I love you." Every Valentine''s Day the company presents new messages on the tiny colored hearts that have been a holiday tradition since the Civil War. There are several ornaments from Inge-Glas that are perfect for Valentine gifting too. The Life is a Box of Chocolates, Good to be Queen Heart, Grandma/Grandpa Loves you Heart and small tiny heart with word messages such as Courage, Faith, Believe, Family, Love, and Hope.
life is a box of chocolates Life is a Box of Chocolates
Any of these beautiful ornaments would make a long lasting memory of a special Valentine Day. Okay, this part of the Blog is for the Baby Boomers out there........sharing some of the photos of my old Valentine collection. I went to a small school where two classes would share one room. A few days before Valentine's day we would decorate a shoebox to bring our Valentines home in.....but there would be one big box decorated by the whole class that all the Valentines would go in and the teacher would dig down in the box and call out the person's name to come to the front to get their Valentine. Some of the Valentines had little swivels so the card could be made smaller to fit into the envelope. Recycling is nothing new.....many of the Valentines have eraser marks and you can still see the previous recipient.You always addressed your Valentine with a pencil, never a pen in case you messed up and needed to erase. There was always a special card for the teacher in every box of Valentines.

As I looked through my old Valentines.....some are from people I haven't thought of in years.....some are no longer with us....and some I had difficulty remembering....some were from people I had just seen this week! And there were a couple of boys I could always count on to give me the biggest, prettiest Valentines in the whole class)))

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