Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day--Perfect For Writers

This little guy loves chocolate. It must be genetic!

It's Valentine's Day--perfect for flowers and chocolate. A day to show those you love how you feel. It's not only for lovers, it's also a day to let your family and close friends know what they mean to you. Yes, Hallmark made it into a big commercial circus, but that's OK..Next to Christmas, it's my favorite day of the year. Yep, even better than my birthday. My husband went overboard this year with yellow roses and chocolates. He knows I love both.

My grandson, Cole, in the picture above is now four and in pre-school. He told me last night that he has a Valentine's Day party at school today. When he and his mom were buying valentines, he made it very clear that they needed Batman valentines for the boys and princess theme for the girls. He said he put a lollipop in each one, too. At age four, he's got it down pat, and he still loves chocolate.

This is a day for writers, too. You can put your talent to work on a handmade card with a verse written by you. You can pen a story about Valentine days of the past so that your children and grandchildren have a record of how you viewed the holiday or how you may have celebrated it differently than they do

If you plan ahead, you can write a Valentine's story for a magazine, newspaper or ezine. Or enter a contest that calls for Valentine stories. You can write about the best Valentine's Day or the worst. You can write about a humorous Valentine's Day or one that touched your heart. 

Yes, this is a perfect day for writers. Write and nibble on a piece of good chocolate for inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. What a cutie! Yes, Valentine's Day is a great day for stories. I have a few I could put in my memoir.