Sunday, February 14th, 2010
Valentine’s Day lament
I recall from my youth that Valentine’s Day in elementary school involved mass distribution of store-bought valentines. With the exception of this awesome little robot and a few other handmade valentines my daughter received, store-bought is still the standard.
It seems the corporations have succeeded in making Valentine’s Day another Halloween. The valentines she brought home on Friday were carried in a sack laden with candy. And, of course, the selling of candy began in January because the stores know we adults will buy some and eat it, and then buy some more when the holiday actually grows near.