Like many folks, I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day as a couple's holiday. I just don't see anything all that romantic about receiving a gift from your significant other because he was obligated to give it to you. This Time Magazine article pretty well summed up my own thoughts about the whole day, which is completely over-commercialized, as most holidays seem to be.
But I do love it as a children's holiday. Matthew has always really enjoyed the preschool valentine party, and this year we decided to make our own Valentines for his school friends. As much as I would love to say that this is my way of protesting the greeting card industry, it was really just that I was just too lazy to go to the store yesterday. All the same, I do think these are slightly more fun than the Transformer valentines that he surely would have picked out . . .
He took the time to come up with something he likes about each and every one of his friends. His responses range from pretty sweet...
...to slightly more random...
...to totally wacky.
One way or another, I'm sure his preschool teacher, at the very least, will get a kick out of them.
Happy Valentine's Day!