Love or hate it, Valentine's Day is here.
February 14 is supposed to be a day of romance — so why is it that it rarely feels that way, even if everything in copacetic in that department? (And…especially when it's not!) Sometimes V-day seems downright depressing, and that seems even more true when you see all the movies and cards and commercials about perfect dates — and you feel like you barely have time to shower. This is why we think Valentine's Day shouldn't just about love — it should be about… >> Read More
Yes, it's a Hallmark holiday. And no, it's not a Jewish holiday. But, growing up, Valentine’s Day was a major event.
My mother has always loved Valentine’s Day. The year I was in kindergarten,…she invited all her friends and my entire class over for a Valentine’s Day party. In preparation, we had cut out hundreds of paper hearts and taped them to the walls. She baked heart-shaped cakes with cream cheese frosting and bought bags of conversation hearts. She even roped my dad into making a pin-the-arrow-on-the-heart game.… >> Read More
Valentine's Day is next week. That's good news if you're a romantic — or, say, a lover of Hallmark holidays — but maybe you hate the holiday. Perhaps you are having a rough patch in the romance…department, or maybe you abhor all thinks pink, red and heart-shaped. Or maybe you just love a good, ironic card for any and all occasions. If any of these describe you, then we have found the right card for you. It's a Larry David Valentine's Day card! Whether or not you actually give it to… >> Read More
Very recently, my husband had to spend an entire day taking care of me and our children as I recovered from a horrible stomach bug. My kids got the virus first in rapid succession and fortunately…recovered within 12 hours each time. I, on the other hand, was left incapacitated for an entire 24-hour period, during which time I was confined to either my bed or the bathroom floor. Picking up my twin 2-year-olds and changing their diapers was out of the question, as was fixing my 5-year-old lunch, helping him… >> Read More
I'm always about cards, no matter what the occasion. Honestly, most of the time, I don't even need an occasion. I'm one of those people who just randomly sends you postcards and notes in the…mail. If it's a holiday, even better. In this case, I'm not the biggest proponent of Valentine's Day (why do we need an excuse to be kind and loving to each other? Shouldn't we do that every day?), but I am a proponent of teaching kids the meaning of love and kindness. This is why… >> Read More