I am not married or in a relationship, but this in no way hinders me from loving Valentine’s day as my favourite holiday of the year. Not only does Valentine’s day have a sweet history, from when it was first formed to the Victorian’s invention of the modern Valentine’s we know today, but what other day of the year do we purposefully bake heart shaped cakes, exchange cards, and dress in pink and red, and generally “prettify” everything around us?
I’ve never understood the Valentine’s hate some people have. Nor have I understood people who say they’ll simply show love all year- they don’t need one day to do it. To that I say, what’s wrong with going all out on one day? To me, Valentine’s doesn’t have to be about only romantic love. I take it as a day to celebrate my friends and family. And bake a heart shaped cake 🙂
In this particular year, I hosted a Valentine’s party for all the young single women in our church. It was a perfect excuse to get out all the fancy teacups, linen and bake pretty desserts.
So this year, if you are not going out with a significant other, why not use Valentine’s for a celebration of a different kind?
Heart cookie preparation.
Lace wrapped around mason jars for tealight candleholders.
Ice candles and lanterns lead the way to the heart wreath adorned front door.
The heart shaped cake. And cookies. And chocolate.
And what Valentine’s celebration would be complete without some chalky tasting candy with tacky sayings written on them?
Hope your Valentine’s Day, however you celebrate it, is a sweet one!