February 14, 2010

Homemade Valentine's Day

On the theme of non-consumerism, I decided that my Valentine's Day present and card to Hus should be of the homemade variety.  Besides it is a lot more fun getting my hands and mind active and creative, rather than roaming the mall.  Here is the card I quickly made up, including little 'scrolls' with messages and coupons....

And here is his present...Sugar Cookies!

When I was at the grocery store yesterday, I did consider getting him some Valentine's chocolate.  I went over to this huge display of chocolate in the middle of the store, but was disoriented for a second.  Where was as the red and pink?  And the hearts? Instead, it was a display of Easter chocolates and candy. Easter!  Valentine's Day wasn't even over, and Easter is still 2 1/2 months away, but there was this huge display.  I find all the commercialism around holidays overwhelming.  Is anyone actually going to buy chocolate Easter bunnies so early?  So I left without buying any Valentine's chocolate.  Besides, my cookies are yummier.

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