Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Welcome to the Vintage Valentine Party hosted by Joan.

Here are two of my favorite little valentines. I think they are so sweet.


Growing up in a big family during the 60's meant we didn't have a lot of money for extras. However, my parents made holidays, including Valentine's Day, very special. My stepfather always gave my mother a big red heart shaped box of Fannie May candy. It would have a huge bow and lots of ribbon on it. Inside was dozens of fancy chocolates! Then he would give each of us our own smaller red box of candy. I would squeeze each piece until I found the caramel, my favorite. I remember thinking I couldn't wait until I got to have the big box because that meant I was grown up and in love.

8 comments:

Carole said...

Those two cards are so cute. And what wonderful memories.

Nice to meet you!

Sares said...

I hope someone got you a box when you got all growed up! Your cards are very cute, much cuter than what they offer nowadays. Happy Valentine's Day, it was so nice to meet you!

Judi said...

I remember the big heart candy boxes, decorated so pretty. I too was a squeezer looking for the caramel, my fav too! Happy Valentine's Day! Judi

Postcardy said...

Your cards are cute. I would love to have a nice box of Valentine candy!

luckygirlgifts said...

That is such a sweet story. It's nice to remember that should still make Holidays special even when times are tough.
Happy Valentines Day
Cari B.

Denise Marie said...

Becca, they are so cute

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

My dad was a Fanny Mae guy too! But we all love the meltaways so the box wasn't very pretty! Love your family story!

Thank you so much for participating in the Vintage Valentine Card Party! xo Joan, your hostess

T's Daily Treasures said...

Such sweet little valentines. I don't knit but your little dishcloth looks lovely. I made lots and lots of crocheted hearts for valentines day. Your snowman stitching is absolutely adorable. I haven't cross-stitched in so long. My creative juices are having a dryspell at the moment. Need to find just the right pattern to inspire me -- something small to start with. Blessings to you and yours, Tammy