I Got My First Valentine Day Card

For today’s Throwback Thursday, I will share yet another story of when I was a dork.  I was six years old and in the first grade when I wrote this little gem.  I have no idea why I assumed the male point of view, but perhaps it demonstrates how versatile my writing can be.  😉  Nor do I have any idea why I considered this a poem.  LOL!

In case you can’t read my writing, here’s the translation:

I Got My First Valentine Card February 14 (poem)

I got my first Valentine card from my girlfriend.  I made one for her.  Then we got married, then we had two babies, a girl and a boy, and you know what then, that was the end.  The End

Let’s talk:  Have you bought or made your sweetheart a Valentine yet?  Do you prefer store bought or homemade cards?  What was the best Valentine you ever received?

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38 thoughts on “I Got My First Valentine Day Card

  1. Oh, that is kind of sweet. I have only ever recieved one Valentines card in my life. It did not use to be very common in Norway. Now they are everywhere, but I really don’t see the point in them as this is not something we have a tradition for.

      • As a child everything that gets you out of school and gives you candy is fun! And I would imagine making the cards, giving them away and recieving your own would be very nice too.

  2. Rachel Ann, you little cutie-patootie. Would you still like me if I told you I cringe at ooey-gooey hearts and flowers? Not a big fan of Valentine’s Day although my husband is a bit more tender-hearted so I do try to find him a funny card each year.

      • Waste of trees buying cards I reckon. I shall give her a kiss and hope I didn’t scoff anything garlic ridden last night! Looks like we’re moving Friday 27th Feb now – boy is it dragging on; all boring stories so I won’t bore you with them. Difficult to plan until a firm date is fixed – doing my head and any last vestiges of creativity I might have in! Not fair on Shirley and George either (especially G as he has a business plan he can’t implement until I’ve got him a soundproofed room in the new place. I’m off to headbutt a wall for a while now.

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day Rachel! Perhaps you wrote from the male perspective because that is the gender that is stereotypical for having an aversion to marriage; they feel when they finally take the plunge it will be the end, the end of life as they know it. 🙂

  4. I’m a bad procrastinator so I usually intend to make Valentine’s cards–but don’t. BUT…this year I did manage to make cards. 🙂 for my Hubby and parents/sister. Homemade cards are so much more meaningful than store bought ones in my opinion. 🙂

  5. i did actually make a card for my husband a couple of years ago. Now I really just buy gifts. I think store bought cards are a waste of money unless it’s to someone you don’t know too well, like a kid’s birthday or something like that. Yours definitely takes the cake.

  6. I think the gender issue didn’t matter at that age, Rachel, that’s what I think. You may have written this for your best friend. Kids were still pure of heart and soul this way back in our day.

    I buy a store bought card for my dear wife Karen, and I read them until I find one that says what I think and pleases me graphically, too. I could write my own, but I could never come up with one that looks as nice as the six, seven, ever-higher buck Hallmark card.

  7. Sweet card, Rachel. I didn’t notice that you took a male point of view, you simply said your girlfriend. (I have a daughter who has a wife.) I assume she was your best friend at the time, and being six-years-old, you assumed it would be nice to be live with her. I love the end part. 🙂

    I have had store bought and home made Valentine’s, and I’ve made and purchased them, too. My husband and I don’t usually do much for Valentine’s Day because of all the February birthdays, but this year we’re going to a wine and chocolate event at a local winery!

    • I think it was the male perspective only because when I was a kid, I never said my girlfriends were “girlfriends” only “friends”. LOL! But I know what you mean. (I have a sister who had a wife for a couple of years.) A wine and chocolate event sounds like a perfect way to spend the day! I hope you blog about it afterward. 🙂

  8. Best Valentines … 17 years ago today, my husband asked me to marry him. I honestly believe it was a spur of the moment thing because he was shipping out to Kuwait a few days later, but it worked! We’ll celebrate 15 years in a few months.

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