I have always had a Valentine's Day Tree.
It is a TRADITION!!
My mom and I made simple trees decorated with hand-cut hearts and paper doilies when I was small.
When I was teaching, the kids and I would make a tree adding lots of glitter and bling that would sparkle on our cheeks for days. When my girls were born we often made trees wth heart cookies hanging on them or whatever they wanted to add. I wanted them to have "ownership" which involved their contributing to the final product.
I am now 67 years old and the tradition of 'the tree' still continues. I love the changes that take place every year. It now has tiny optic lights on branches, and branches painted silver and sprinkled with silver glitter.
Last night I plugged the tree in the Den and turned off the other lights. I curled up in my favorite chair with my mom's hand knit afghan over my lap. I sipped a cup of hot Chai Tea and watched a movie. I was totally at peace and relaxed. I was cozy and happy. I enjoy my alone time. I make a point of creating a home atmosphere that creates that feeling for me.
Make this a great day!
PS Otter-the-dog SNORED through the entire movie.