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.