When my kids were growing up every day was Valentine's Day for them. No, not because they were showered with candy and flowers every day but because they grew up with the last name Valentine. I'm sure they were teased a little around this time of year, but in 1977 they got their 15 minutes of fame when this picture appeared on the front page of the local paper with a feature about "Real Valentines." It replicated a picture of their dad and his sister that had appeared in the same paper in 1951.
Jill and Rob
The above picture was taken a few months before my 3rd little Valentine was born, and yes, the dress seems to have survived to celebrate another Valentine's Day.
I've shown you my Valentines, now show me yours. I know a lot of people don't like the commercialism and pressure of Valentine's Day, but any day that comes with a big, fat Starbucks gift card like I got this morning is a good one for me.