Isn't this just a little bit OTT!?
School is out tomorrow for Parent/Teacher conferences, so today was effectively Valentines for us. Each class had a party in the afternoon and there was lots of candy and cards for all - which is fun.This is the first year I have been in school on Valentines and so the sending of Valentines to little kids by parents, had totally passed me by before today. But this was our back office this afternoon, and some had already been taken! Now as far as I can remember this doesn't happen in England, not to this extent anyway, and it never happened when I was a kid. I remember one year I did buy my Gran a Valentine card and she told me not to again, as she felt it was just a cynical attempt by card companies to increase sales to other family members. My Grandad would send cards secretly to my mum and aunt, but that was just a jokey thing he had always done. So I found today pretty amazing and to be honest totally over the top for little Elementary kids. I did say something like this to a colleague and she responded "oh but you don't want to disappoint the little ones". I didn't bother to reply, but my thought was "if you don't get this started, then they won't be disappointed"!Maybe it's now the same in England? I know the card companies were starting to produce Valentine cards for anyone you could ever imagine. The florists are certainly laughing all the way to the bank, with this level of nuttiness. They also do everything they can to make it trendy to send your kid a Valentine, but then who can blame them if people want to indulge their kids like this.I am just a traditionalist, who believes that Valentines Day is mean't as a celebration of the person you are 'in love' with. I also have no issue with High School Valentines, as by then the hormones have kicked in and they get what it's all about. I did however enjoy my chocolate dipped strawberry sample, left by someone delivering :-)