Similarly, even into my 30s, my mom still sends me a little V-Day care package filled with chocolate, cute undies, a sweet note. It’s obviously not a gesture about romance but about her telling me she cares about me and wants to treat me to something special.
Yes, I absolutely believe that Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate your partner, the person you love and share your life with. But I also wholeheartedly believe it is a holiday to spread love to all those around you who support you year-in and year-out. Whether it’s a card, a hug and a kind word or something like cozy slippers or earrings, don’t be shy about making it known to your friends, family and coworkers on February 14th that you appreciate them. It takes a village in my life, and I’m sure it does in yours too!
In need of a little-something to give on this special holiday? We've got gift ideas galore like new jewelry from Bradyann and delicate handmade bowls from Lorraine Oerth.
Pictured above (from left): Leather and Bead necklace, Bradyann Designs; Cross Necklace, Ayala Bar; Heart Bowl, Lorraine Oerth; Earrings, Bradyann Designs; Chain Necklace with Blue Stone, Bradyann Designs; Turkish silver bracelet, Chanour.