Happy Valentine's Day!

kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
~e.e. cummings

This morning I woke up to breakfast in bed (oatmeal pancakes with honey-butter) and a handmade Valentine cut from the Denver Post. It was a "fill-in-the-blank" card that the editors thoughtfully put into the paper this morning. Which was perfect because I told my husband we should make our cards this year. It takes a little time but the sweetness of a handmade card on Valentine's Day is what Valentine's Day is all about. I don't need flowers, jewelry or chocolate...well I do need chocolate but that's another post...

It's not too late to pen a Valentine's poem for your love. Instead of thinking of the traditional why not write a poem about the first time you met, your first meal together, or your first vacation. Don't miss the small details, engage all of your senses, and write about what makes you happy.

To get inspired visit Rhonda's beautiful site that features vintage Valentine's cards. Or browse the Poetry Foundation's list of love poems. Now get back to work!

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