Valentine Coloring Pages
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Back When I Was a Kid
I’m 84 years old but as I remember in grade school, we made valentines. We also bought them at the dime store and gave them to our classmates. In the evening, on Valentines Day, we put them on the doorstep of our friends. Sometimes we signed them but sometimes we were too shy, especially if it was a girl we liked but were too timid to approach.
Some Valentines Were Pretty Gross
They were also very funny to us kids. I guess you can still buy such valentines if you look. Others prefer regular valentines.
We Played Favorites
In school, we could remain anonymous too. You could put a valentine into the class valentine box without signing it. But there is a certain distance between the giver and receiver with valentines so we usually signed them. A special valentine always impressed the receiver. Poor kids, kids too poor to buy valentines, could make homemade valentines but they were not always well received.
Roses Are Red
The verse on a valentine was usually very simple:
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
Da da da da da, (I can’t remember this line)
I love you!
Sometimes we made our own verses.
Older Kids and Young Adults Gave Gifts
Favorite gifts were candy or flowers. Now days folks give very expensive gifts such as jewelry. Jewelry does not have to be expensive. The beautiful pendant at right is only $25.00. I have bought Christmas gifts from this source and my granddaughters loved them.
Conclusion: Make Your Gift of Love
That is what Valentines Day is all about!
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