Valentine’s Day is so commercial these days, with people really going over the top with cards and presents to all and sundry! We sometimes seem to miss the essence of this popular time of year – true love and passion.
As a young teenager, who poured over romantic magazines for girls and giggled with her friends when a handsome boy flew past on his bicycle, school scarf flying, I couldn’t wait to open the envelopes that the postman delivered on Valentine’s Day!
I can still see those Valentine cards in my mind’s eye. They were bright, elaborate and full of kisses. And I never knew who they were from! Boys in those days didn’t sign their names when they sent their Valentine’s cards. And any girl could expect to get cards from several boys, who each might have a crush on her.
It was a delicious mystery who these cards were from and one that kept my friends and I giggling for many days after Valentine’s had passed!