Hearts, flowers, cards and candy are traditional tokens of love given on Valentine's Day to those we love.
Most mothers love a hand-made card or gift, I know my Mama did. This heart was a hand-made gift for her birthday. I knew she would love it because she loved pretty things, hand-made things and so for months I poured my heart into making her a gift of love.
She was crazy about lace, pearls, buttons, ribbons and beads, especially the Victorian crazy quilts with lots of embroidery. I incorporated all of these things into this heart for her and she loved it.
Why is it that we only celebrate love one day a year? Why not everyday? I suppose flowers, hearts and cards everyday would get a bit old, right?
But telling someone that you love them is a timeless gift. Even better.... it is a free gift and always well received. It's something money can't buy.
Showing someone you love them doesn't necessarily mean you have to buy them extravagant gifts, it could mean you show them love by doing the everyday things, like cooking a nice dinner or washing their clothes or sitting together to watch a show on television.
It's the little things, maybe chatting with a friend every night via text, just to say hello and how was your day?
There's a million ways to say I love you.....Take every opportunity to tell those you love, it will brighten their day, put a smile on their face and joy in their hearts.