Working for Hallmark severely influenced my current love of Valentine’s Day. I adore the decorations, the sentiments, the delicious desserts, and the ensuing verbal affirmations of love that are passed between my own Mr. Longenecker and myself. I hardly need a holiday to prompt me of this proclamation, but to celebrate it in earnest is something I willingly sanction.
Scout’s pending arrival is quite close to the holiday, and lest I be caught off guard, I have already sent Cutter’s Valentine wishes to his playmates and darling girlfriends. For my own enjoyment, I made a simple heart garland and strung it in our bedroom.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning