You guys. I think Valentine's Day might be my favorite holiday. Not for the classic, mushy, my Valentine is the best, high expectations, reasons; I mean, I feel like I haven't had a actual Valentine for all that long. I remember the first time a boy got me chocolate/flowers/etc. for the holiday, and I thought "Oh yeah...this is what's supposed to happen. This is awesome!" Since that day, I've had some ok Valentine's Days, some good ones, and some not-so-good ones. I think I've learned that the best way to enjoy the holiday is to make it more about doing stuff for people you love, instead of expecting things.
Also- why wouldn't I love a holiday about pink, red, hearts, and glitter? I'm pretty basic in that sense.
Spoils from Target. They had e v e r y t h i n g !
First batch of cards. How cute are those cupcakes?
I've spent a good part of the last couple days with glitter all over my hands, making cards, and wrapping up treats (and eating a lot of them myself!) I don't claim to be an artist in any sense, but I love making cards. I could literally sit on the floor of my apartment and do it for hours. I was so giddy collecting supplies, wheeling out my craft cart, and putting together Valentines to send to my best girls, near and far (and Huntee.)
A sure-fire way to make sure your Valentine's Day is NOT a disappointment- show everyone you love them! Recent events in my life have really, really reinforced this. Don't take anyone you care about for granted.
February will actually be loaded with opportunities to show people I love and care about them. January was somewhat of a slow month for me, but this month is stacked! After I return from Austin, the next weekend will be spent celebrating two friends getting married (and possibly Sundar coming to visit? I hope??) The weekend after that is Amanda's bachelorette party and bridal shower, which we are busily planning away! So, cliche as it may be, my word for the month is: love.
Since I'm headed out of town tomorrow, I've been running around like a little cupid trying to get all my Valentine's Day errands done, and, it's been a blast. That's why I think it's my favorite holiday.
Do you have any Valentine's Day traditions to share? What's your favorite way to show someone you love them??