Edith here, wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day from the Wicked Cozys! You might think this is a silly over commercialized holiday, and that we should express our love every day. But for me today marks 14 years ago that I first met my Hugh, so it’s an extra special day.
So let’s talk heart-shaped candy. Do you give or receive chocolates today? How do you feel about heart-shaped boxes? Do you long for the little boxes of candy hearts with the goofy sayings on them? Go!
Liz: I’ll never say no to chocolates…
Sherry: I love a heart-shaped box full of chocolates. As a kid I loved the candy hearts but now they taste like chalk.
Jessie: I don’t particularly care for chocolates myself but I love Valentine’s Day! I really enjoy gifting the people I love with tokens that show them I care whether it is candy or a book or hand knit socks!
Barb: We never developed the tradition of Valentine’s candy in our house, though it would have plugged the long dry spell between Christmas stocking candy and Easter baskets. We do, however, have a tradition of a nice dinner out on or near the day and, sometimes, roses.
Julie: I am a huge conversation heart fan, though since NECCO stopped making them they aren’t as good. I don’t “celebrate” the holiday myself (my cats are lousy at shopping), but I do love the sentiment of the day, since it was my grandparents’ anniversary. They were married in 1931 in a living room by a Justice of the Peace. No pictures, but lots of romance according to the stories my grandmother told us.
Edith: I give him fine dark chocolates and he gives me flowers, and we go out for a special dinner. I think this year I’ll get some of the heart candy with the sayings – maybe they have updated them by now!
Readers: Heart-shaped candy or boxes? Other treats to express your love?