It's February 1st.
Today we begin our Love Day celebrating and preparations.
Love will be in the air.
Over the next couple weeks we will be...
(love boxes, 2011)
Making heart-shaped sugar cookies
Writing love notes to each other
Anticipating, anticipating, and anticipating
our family love dinner on February 14th.
Today, the tradition begins.
We will make our love boxes this afternoon, one for every person in the family.
We stuff these with notes to each other for the next couple of weeks.
Small I love yous.
Paper hearts in pinks and whites and reds.
Some long notes.
Some silly or funny or just plain sweet.
I started this tradition last year and it was a huge hit and is here to stay.
Throughout this past year, the kids would still go to their love boxes, dump all the notes out, and ask me to read them again and again.
It makes February cheery in the air, and cheery in my heart.