February 11, 2009

Don’t trash the love holiday! We can do better than this!

If you just bought this balloon,

you own it

and your child owns it



Think about it. What do we want the love holiday to look like?

It’s just a wish,

but maybe….you could try smelling some flowers

…or sharing a beautiful place.

You could make something with tape (if you have it)

or pile up some red!

A book you’ve enjoyed can make a thoughtful gift,

…and there’s mixtapes!

You can give something important away,

whatever you have that may be important.

….and of course, don’t forget to celebrate togetherness!

(happy 1st* Anniversary you**)


( ps. poems are also nice to share!)

Have fun!

*polaroids from my brave, wandering family, with lveo.

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rachel Feb 14, 2009 6:33pm


Chuck Feb 13, 2009 2:54pm

Great reminders and a colorful way to spend Valentine’s Day.

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