I love Valentine's Day.
I know a lot of people hate this "Hallmark Holiday," and I can understand that. But it's the Hallmark part that I love! Remember those tacky little Valentine cards we handed out to all our classmates? Nobody got their feelings hurt, because the teachers insisted that we give a card to every single member of the class. So everybody got some love.
The cards came in boxes of twenty or thirty and featured all kinds of images and terrible, terrible puns. In a fit of nostalgia, I went hunting on the internet for some of these little masterpieces, and I found a few that are appropriate for some of our Casababes. I know I should have sent one to everyone in the class, but it was a challenge finding sufficiently groan-worthy puns for everyone!
Here's one with a wolf, for Terry Spear:
And a mermaid, for Judi Fennell:
A kilted Scotsman, for Amanda Forester:
A "Domestic God" for Robin Kaye:
And a kitty cat for Cheryl Brooks:
But of course, the best Valentine cards had cowboys on them, and I found a nice selection of those for Carolyn Brown!
On Valentine's day, we'd put our specially decorated shoeboxes on our desks, with a slot cut in the top, and everyone would slip their cards inside. Once in a while I'd get a special handmade one from a "secret admirer" with a construction-paper heart pasted to a white doily. I'd spend weeks watching the boys, trying to figure out who sent it.
Do you have any special memories of elementary school Valentines? Tell us all about it in the comments!