Do you remember your first Valentine’s Day that actually meant something? I know I do. My husband, boyfriend at the time, had roses sent to me at school! I was the envy of all my friends! Rewind several, several years before. I’m sitting in my 5th-grade classroom about to pass out my valentines. I can very vividly picture the room. It was like being in a glass castle, with windows all around. The sun was shining and everyone in the room was buzzing with excitement.
I think I remember this moment because it was almost as if I lived it in slow motion. You see, this was the year I accidentally forgot to sign all my Valentines. Not one, not two, ALL OF THEM! This may not seem like a big deal to you, but try telling that to my former self.
I’m not exactly sure how this happened. I think I was so excited that I had picked out the perfect Valentine for the boy I was crushing, that I forgot what I was doing. Valentines are a lot of work. If you’ve ever had to do your own valentines, you know what I’m talking about. After tearing all the valentines apart, carefully so that I wouldn’t rip any, I wrote the names of my classmates on the outside of the envelopes. I think this is when I made my mistake. Rather than signing them, I started putting them in my already labeled envelopes. Obviously, after you put the card inside you lick it or seal it with a sticker, so I was oblivious to my mistake.
Anyway, when it came to the time to pass out our Valentines, I started to go to each individual desk and drop my valentines in. One of my friends opened my card as I dropped it in and said, “Hey, you forgot to sign it.” I realize this sounds silly and caddy, but to my 5th-grade self, this was mortifying. How could I have forgotten the most important part? How did I forget to sign each card!?
Years later, as I think back to this event, that felt so humiliating at the time, I just laugh. I still can’t believe I forgot the main part of making valentines for your friends.
Do you have a Valentine’s Day Story? I would love to hear it!
This year when your kids give out their valentines, don’t let them forget the most important part! Have them write their name on there, nice and big!
If you like to make people laugh on Valentine’s day then these are the cards for you! They are perfect for the food lover in your life too! Go get a dozen donuts, a burger and fries or give your special someone some breakfast in bed with BACON! Who doesn’t love bacon?