There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day! I like to create a pink and red vignette on my sideboard with offerings of sugar cookies, drinks, and hearts. It’s my little way of paying homage to the love-inspired holiday. I’m especially inspired this year by enduring love stories since my parents and Andy’s parents will be celebrating 50 years of marriage this year!
One of my favorite quotes about love is from Henry Miller, and it says: “The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.” So in order to spread more love around, I thought I’d share some excerpts from from some of the greatest love letters around.
“This should be a very easy letter to write – words should come easily and in short is should be simple for me to tell you how desperately happy I was to open the paper and see the announcement of our engagement, but somehow I can’t possible say all in a letter I should like to. I love you, precious, with all my heart and to know that you love me means my life. How often I have thought about the immeasurable joy that will be ours some day.” ~~George H. Bush to Barbara Bush
“The important thing is I don’t want to be without you for the next 20 years, or 40, or however many there are. I’ve gotten very used to being happy and I love you very much indeed.” ~~Ronald Reagan to Nancy
This last excerpt is from my Grandpa to my Grandma while he was overseas during World War II on October 15, 1942: “My darling Wilma, I miss you so much, my dear, that I can hardly stand it. If ever in my life I loved anyone or anything, I do you. I would like to have you with me the first chance I get. Without you, life is so empty and dull.”
Make sure to tell someone you love them today! Life is too short and fleeting! Love to you all!
Finally, you can see more about the hearts on a string here.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!