have often crossed your mind,
family, friends and others, too,
who in your life have shined
the warmth of love or a spark of light
that makes you remember them;
no matter how long since you’ve actually met,
each one is a luminous gem,
who gleams and glows in your memory,
bringing special pleasures,
and that’s why this Valentine comes to you:
You’re one of those sparkling treasures!"
.........I think of hearts, the colors red and pink, roses, chocolates, and romance. I must admit Valentine's day is close to the bottom of my favorite holidays list. I remember loving valentine cards when I was a child. I liked giving and receiving them. I made a few valentines this year to be sold at my church's bookstore. The proceeds from cards that a small group of ladies make for the store go directly to the education of little Honduras children. I forgot to take pictures to use here.
I don't do much decorating for Valentine's Day.
I do enjoy hanging this metal heart-shaped container on my wreath holder to stand outside near the front door.
This bust of a victorian looking lady stands on a small piece of furniture in my bedroom year round but, I made a little valentine vignette by adding a small bouquet of roses from my garden and and a paper fan.
It made a nice little valentine Day scene.
How convenient that I ran across this just recently in some of my stored items.
The lacy fabric that was already hanging here lends a romantic look.
The one other place I put a little valentine decor was in the guest bathroom, simply by adding this pink towel and a bottle with a heart stopper top.
The pink colored soap fits, too.
Every year I buy at least one box of these Little Debbie heart shaped cookies. They are as routine for me as Girl Scout cookies!
I like the way they look and taste.
I have these two heart shaped pieces of jewelry. Maybe I should make a point of wearing them this week.
Those matchless people who
Give extra meaning to our lives--
The very special few.