Have you ever wondered about the origins of Valentine's Day? Where did our favorite romantic holiday find its many symbols--the pink and red, the cards, the sweets, and the hearts? Is it really, as some suggest, a holiday cooked up by greeting card companies? Valentine's Day is an old holiday, with roots … Continue reading Oh my, Valentine!
I know it’s a day early, but here’s a poem I wrote for my late husband to commemorate Valentine’s Day. You can click on the title to hear me read it and sing a related song. I hope that tomorrow, you do something special with the one you love. *** TO MY DEPARTED VALENTINE … Continue reading A Valentine Song and Poem by Abbie Johnson Taylor
By S. J. Brown So how was your Valentine’s Day? Did it include candy, a card, flowers and dinner out? Jay and I celebrate Valentine’s Day in a less traditional way. Last year it was bitter cold, and windy, I am sure most people opted to spend the day indoors. We chose to get up … Continue reading Counting
ATThis post by Cher'ley Grogg Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gift Jim asked his friend, Tony, whether he had bought his wife anything for Valentine's Day. 'Yes,' came the answer from Tony who was a bit of a chauvinist, 'I've bought her a belt and a bag.' 'That was very kind of you,' Jim added, 'I … Continue reading Thoughtfull Valentine Gifts and Expressions of Love by Cher’ley
As a writer and blogger I am used to deadlines and find them helpful in achieving my goals. While I don’t need them, I find they help keep myself focused and moving forward at a quicker pace than I would manage on my own. That said, I have a deadline coming up next week that … Continue reading Deadlines vs. Chocolate by Erin Farwell
This post by Jennifer Flaten Happy Valentine’s Day, I hope you are celebrating with someone you love, if not I hope you did something very nice for yourself. We celebrate the day, but in a low-key way, no fancy flowers or meals out-unless you count Taco Bell for lunch. With little kids in the … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day