Back in the 1940's when I was young Valentines Day was so special
Everything was homemade from the Valentine box, the Valentines, and Valentine cookies.
As the room mother one year my mom was asked to make a large Valentine Box
I remember the doilies that we colored in, we had ruffles, glitter on little hearts, everything was pink, white and red.
The big Valentine box was put on the teachers desk Then as each child came in they deposited their Valentines in the beautiful Valentine Box.
I can't remember seeing the teacher remove the Valentines from the box but somehow she did, and a couple of us kids got to pass out the cards.
We took them home in a paper bag.
But first we opened them up.... Always excited to see if we got a special one from someone special...
Did you get one from Jimmy, or best friend Sue Here's one from the teacher with a sucker too...
As the years passed by, and I became a mother I helped my children make their own small Valentine Box. With Doilies, red hearts and the most important part was glitter.... and they came home from school filled with cards picked up at the Valentine Store...
But as years passed on the Grandkids were more creative. A Valentine Box that looked like a Lady Bug each year they became more creative.
But none as beautiful in my eyes as the big large Valentine Box my mom made.