Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dear Valentine: My Childhood Valentine

Happy Hump Day!


Hope you are all enjoying your week. Today I am going to continue my Valentine's Day mini series - with a night look for the upcoming occasion.

Although 'A' is definitely my love and Valentine these days, I can't help but think back to my childhood Valentine. 
When I was younger I remember getting so excited each year to go to the store and choose my Valentine's Day cards! I have always loved cartoons, still do, and it was a blast picking out which character would be on my cards...
What was even more fun was creating a box for all of your Valentine's to go into. I remember one year I made a mailbox. :)  And some kids parents would get pretty creative, some made robots, while others just decorated old shoe boxes!
Once I grew out of that stage of school Valentine's parties; me and my girlfriends at school celebrated by getting all dressed up and passing out cards and candy to our closest friends. 
And although I never really dated in grade school, I always had a Valentine!

My Daddy!
Every year, he would wake me and all my sisters up and give us all cards, candy, and his staple gift - a stuffed animal! 
Now, these were not just your ordinary stuffed animals...
They were usually always the kinds that sang songs, or said fun, catchy phrases. Last year I even got a green animal with pink hair that moved his neck and sang Chris Brown's "With You" song :)
And as wacky as it looked, I loved it!
I never realized it until I got older - but I appreciate my father all these years. He always had a Valentine in my mother! (They've been married 32 years - remember this post?)
 Red Blouse - Heartbreaker
White Slacks - Calvin Klein
Leopard Pumps - Qupid
Tan Clutch - Thrifted
Red/Gold Necklace - Thrifted
Cream/Gold Bracelets - Gift from my Mom :)

BUT he has always made me and all 4 of my sisters feel loved and cared about on Valentine's Day, no matter if we had a significant other or not!
I love that man!

What can you remember about your childhood Valentine's Days?


Have a good day!!

11 comments:

  1. That is so cute and sweet of your father. Valentine's day here is pretty much like an ordinary day.

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    1. Yeah we should show love everyday so that's definitely okay!!

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  2. Oh my goodness! Those guys dating/married your father's daughters have competition! What a great man your dad is!! So, so sweet!!

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    1. Right! They have a lot of live up to ;)

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  3. Yes, your Daddy is a good guy; that man of mine! :)

    Great post, Ms. Jena. Love you!

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  4. Looking good Little Sis!! And yes, Dad surely has been my Valentine every year. It's to the point that if I didn't get anything, I'd be wondering what is going on. HAHA *Hint* Someone make sure he sees this.

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    1. Haha totally agree!! Dad... Where's my gift at!

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  5. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, love your outfit :) featuring your post this week ...

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