For years, bouquets of red roses with baby’s breath seemed trite to me for Valentine’s Day and an obscene amount of money just because it’s a holiday. I couldn’t lay that kind of tacky and expensive pressure on my sweetie pie. Anything BUT red roses spoke to me. A homemade Valentine or even a conversational candy heart could make me misty eyed. SWEET! The way I think the holiday was intended.
Hubby is hubby because we agreed we aren’t the flashy-broadcast Valentine types. We like to make a nice dinner at home with our boys, sharing some kind of bubbles in champagne flutes. “Grape” for the grown-ups and “apple” for the guys.
Fast forward a bazillion years, I kind of changed my mind. Retro ways are making a comeback like hand-crank beaters and mason jars. Why not an old-fashioned Valentine too, like red roses? It kind of helps a bunch is only $12 at Trader Joes. Simple and sweet, no baby’s breath.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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