stay as sweet as you are

Big-box retailers seem to be bursting at the seams with Valentine’s Day gifts these days and for good reason. It’s a holiday where you can express your affection for those you love. Who doesn’t love love?

My favorite Valentine’s Day gift was actually a birthday item given to me in my 30s. My grandmother gave me a framed photo of my Great Grandma Olga and me with a Valentine’s Day card that Olga wrote in 1971 but never mailed.

It’s an uncommon experience to receive a card some 30 years after it was written, but this photo and card are among my favorite possessions. The card is just so lovely. I admire Olga’s spidery handwriting and the sentiment of her message. On this Valentine’s Day, stay sweet as you are, friends and readers. Be someone’s Valentine.

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