The most excitement I can remember on a Valentine's Day happened when my mom made our family heart-shaped pizzas.
Also when I broke up with a boyfriend a couple days before Valentine's Day because he was being a louse.
I prefer to focus on the pizzas. Pizzas never let you down. Pizzas love you no matter what.
This year for Valentine's Day, I made a handful of little gifts for a handful of people I like, made a handful of little cards for a handful of little cousins who live far away, and called it a day . . . and then sat down to determine what kind of heart-shaped pizza we'll be eating on the 14th.
I'm nothing if not consistent.
I was also trying to use up things in my craft closet: nine million tea towels, extra Pyrex coffee cups, the 47th roll of red baker's twine . . .
It doesn't take a $200 trip to Target to let people know you care.
Besides, who needs Target when you have a gabillion Pinterest printables at your fingertips?
Granted, there are some pretty lame ones out there, but then again, there's "I'm cocoa for you!" and "I like you a latte!" And who doesn't feel like a million bucks after that? (Don't answer that.)
Let's just say . . . I'm all for reminding people that they matter, especially when they're worn out from work, spent from chasing after kiddos and everything in between.
I may not be able to bake you all a heart-shaped pizza, but I do think "You're tea-rrific!" and that counts for something, right?
Happy Valentine's Day!