Remember back in the day when you were a kid, and Valentine’s Day rolled around?
Usually the day was spent constructing mailboxes (which were just plain old paper bags covered in construction paper hearts, stickers, and glitter) and taping them to the desk. Then the valentine-giving frenzy began. Back then, Valentine’s Day wasn’t exclusive to someone you thought was cute. Everyone got a valentine. Even your teacher. So when the dust settled, and you found your way back to your desk, magically an overflowing bag of tiny envelopes would be there to await you! <3
Last week I went through some of my old school papers from when I was young, and lo and behold, I came across a veritable -book- of valentines from elementary school! We’re talking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Care Bears, Mario Brothers, My Little Pony, Garfield, Legend of Zelda, and the list goes on! Truly a nostalgia bomb. (Thanks Mom!) So, since it just so happens that it’s Valentine’s Day, I knew I had to share.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
(Previously published for Mimoco)