The month of love. I couldn’t pass up doing a fun Valentine’s Day inspired shoot as one of my first posts. Because as sappy as it sounds that’s what I want to do – love all of you! When I started kindergarten, my dad began sending me a single red rose and a small stuffed animal to school every Valentine’s Day with a sweet little message of “I love you”. That resonated so deep as a child. To this day, he still sends them wherever I may be. (Cue the awes) It’s such a sweet thought when I think of my dad and how he taught me how a lady should be loved. And now I’m thankful that my husband is the same way!
I haven’t ever really loved Valentine’s Day except for that reason and I’ve had a valentine for the past 9 years! I knew my husband was a keeper when one year he crossed out “Happy Valentine’s Day” on my card & wrote “Happy February 14th.” He always knows how to make me laugh. As much as I am grateful for that, I also appreciate the Hallmark holiday for a fun reason to dress up, decorate my house with red and pink and the reminder that it doesn’t have to be a holiday to do something special for the people you love in your life!
The fun thing about Valentine’s Day is I get to step out of the box with my color pairing because I’m not usually a scarlet, fuchsia, crimson type of gal. Maybe this is my year! In the frozen climate that I live in, it’s a must to keep warm. That doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with it though. I found this gorgeous dress at Forever 21 and I am all about the slimming waist and bell sleeves. It’s so comfortable and breathable. You can dress it up even more by adding some heels but I decided to keep it casual with a pop of leopard! (And let’s be real – I really just don’t want to slip on the ice).
Deep down I know that Our Beloved created love and then gave it to us on this Earth to enjoy and to share. He created love in all of its purest forms. So, this Valentine’s Day I’m going to love my spouse, my family, my friends and the people around me more deeply. His love for us is all around. And that’s such a bigger, more beautiful picture!
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Do you have traditions? What do you think about Valentine’s Day? Let me know below!
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We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19