It's no secret that I love Valentine's Day. I always send out cards, and have a special treat on the actual day. I know some people don't care for it- but what's not to like? Even when I didn't have a special someone, I still celebrated with friends and family. It's about showing someone you care- it doesn't have to be romantic. I have so many great memories of Valentine's days.
VDay 1991, when I was in first grade, I had chicken pox on Valentine's day. I had written everyone in my class a card and attached a piece of candy to it- how were they going to get them? My older sister Katie, said she'd drop them off for me. I felt a little better but I was still sad to miss the day. When she came home from school she had a special delivery- my decorated box filled with Valentine's from my classmates. Not only that, but she read each one aloud to me while I enjoyed the candy. Even though I wasn't able to be there with my classmates, I still felt like I had celebrated with them. I'll never forgot that!
VDay 2008, I got home from work a bit late that night. Tony was working long hours so we didn't make plans to go out. When I arrived, he was making me (from scratch) chicken pot pies. These things are just ridiculously delicious and I can easily say it's my favorite home made meal. He put them in heart shaped ramekins and we had a romantic meal at home. Side note, last year, he made those for me right before he proposed! Great memories of chicken pot pies too :) And it's true what you hear, the way to my heart was through my stomach.
It's around this time of year that I'm reminded of the things I love, what's important to me. I love my husband, my family, my friends. I love that I'm able to work at my dream job, pouring my heart and soul into things I make- and I love you guys! The readers of this blog, my pinterest and instagram followers- actual people that care about the things I do. THANK YOU! To show my gratitude I'm giving away of three of ANY Paper Pastries custom stamps, and you have three chances to win.
Here's how to enter-
On this blog: Leave a comment sharing your favorite Valentine's Day memory- it can be a surprise or something you received in the mail.
On pinterest: I've pinned this image to my pinterest page here. Just repin it, and share your favorite VDay memory in the pin. Be sure to tag it #paperpastries so I can find it!
On instagram: I've shared it in my stream @paperpastries - like the picture and share your favorite Vday memory in the comments.
You can enter three times- but you must have three different memories :)
This giveaway is open from today through Feb. 14th, 2013.
Katie and I will choose our favorites and announce the winners on Feb. 15th, so be sure to check back here for the winner's names and comments.