Vintage Valentines and Vindication

| February 14, 2009 | 5 Comments


I feel so vindicated.

I’ve moved at least a half dozen times between three states over the past 12 years between dorms and houses. And with me, that whole time, I moved a half-used box of Dr. Seuss valentines. They weighed next to nothing and were easily shoved into the bottom of desk drawers and organizers. I swore I would use them some day. For what, I wasn’t sure, but I just knew I would use them someday.

Peter Walsh wouldn’t be so happy with that reasoning, but this week I proved that I really can use some of the stuff I have dragged from home to home … not that it means that I will ever do something so silly again though. Still, I feel totally vindicated.

Yes. That’s right. I actually used my more than 10-year-old valentines. We’ll just say they are vintage.

Actually, more accurately, Will used them for his classmates at school. I was getting ready to run to the store for valentine supplies for his party at school when I remembered this small package tucked into a drawer in my office. I located it and found that it had the perfect number of cards left, along with cute, shiny red heart stickers (no doubt, also circa 1997).

Now, the cards that I bought as a silly 16 or 17 year old, I have used as a mom … an adult. Will loved the fact that they were Dr. Seuss characters — he loves his Seuss, especially The Cat in the Hat.

You don’t think I am a pack rat, do you?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. magpie says:

    i think that’s perfect.

  2. Tonia says:

    I LOVE vintage Valentines and those are perfect!

  3. Josephine says:

    wow! i actually remember those!

  4. vf says:

    The best part – NO ONE will have the same ones!

  5. Angel says:

    Peter Walsh has nothing on you – you actually USE your junk! hahaha

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