Tuesday, January 19, 2010
These Valentines remind me of the ones I received as a young girl. Each year I would look forward to our Valentine Party in elementary school. The teacher would ask us to decorate a box to hold our Valentines from the party. My momma was very creative, and she would always help me decorate a shoe box for the special day. We would cut a slit in the top for the Valentines to drop through. Momma would make crepe paper ruffles on her Singer sewing machine to place all around the box. We would further embellish it with lacy doilies, glitter, ribbons and flowers. I was always so proud to take my "masterpiece" to school and show the other children. We would ooh and aahh over each other's boxes and then eagerly start to pass out our Valentines. Our party usually consisted of lots of sugar: cookies, chocolate and candy hearts with punch. When I got home, I would take out my cards, and my momma and I would look at each one again. It was a very special day!
If you had a boyfriend at school, you would trade "disks" with him. The girls and boys would go to Woolworths and purchase a chain and a round disk or heart shaped disk and have their names engraved on the disks. You would then give your boyfriend your disk, and in turn, he would give you his. And yes, the chains would turn your neck green. I guess once you had traded disks with someone, you were officially "going steady"! I have a lot of special memories of Valentines Day and still enjoy celebrating it today. When I was teaching school, I made sure each of my students got a Valentine from me so they would feel very special. The children still enjoy this party where friendship and love are celebrated.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet
and so are you!
May your week be filled with lots of sweetness and love!
Posted by Vicki at 6:25 PM