Simplicity: All About Valentines
You might recall that Friday was Valentine’s Day. Because it was a Friday, it was one of the days that my husband works out of the house, rather than from home, so we didn’t have much opportunity to do much. (His “work away from home days” are long – he’s out selling books from around 10 in the morning until 8 or 9 at night.) Just because we couldn’t really spend the day – or evening – together doesn’t mean we didn’t do something, though. Well, he did something for me (and the boys)…
He woke up early and wrote little notes to each of us. The kids’ were left in envelopes on the coffee table with their names on them. For me, he hid six notes all over the house for me to find throughout the day. He hid them in places he knew I’d come into contact with at various points during the day – the silverware drawer, the pots and pans cupboard, my sewing machine, my Bible, etc.
Just because it’s a holiday, that doesn’t mean we had to ditch everything we stand for. The thought behind the notes, and the fact that he took the time to hide them all over the house, was way more sentimental than a purchased card.
Because of the work schedule, we celebrated Valentine’s Day on Sunday the 16th instead. But that, too, was a super simple thing. The point of the holiday is to spend time with the ones you love, not to spend loads of money, so we just went for a drive out in the country roads near our town after church. We explored roads we’d never been on before (despite having lived in the area our entire lives…) and simply enjoyed being together.
How did you celebrate the Day of Love?