Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

This year, Valentine's Day is brought to you by Jergens Lotion and Ladies Home Journal, circa 1949....

The text reads, "We hardly saw the Colosseum, Bill held my hands so tight.  "I won't let these adorable little hands go," he whispered, "unless they promise to come back and be held by moonlight."

(I think that Bill may have a "thing" for women's hands!).

The text continues:

There was magic in the moonlight!  Bill held my hands...our eyes met long enough to say, "I love you".

"This is forever", he said. "Your gentle hands...your dear heart are mine now."

(Are you swooning yet?  If I ever write a romance novel I'm going to lift some of this text, I swear it.).

I hope that you are able to spend some time today with a special someone, some friends, or a family member that you love.

Although we tend to focus only on romantic love today, I think that Valentine's Day is one of those days in the year that we can spread a little more kindness (a.k.a. love) toward others in our immediate circles.

Show a random stranger a little love by wishing him or her a good day. Bring your coworkers heart-shaped cookies.

In our busy world with so many demands we tend to forget ourselves at times, and this is a good day to show yourself some loving kindness. Celebrate today by taking a little time for yourself: eat chocolate, indulge in a favorite hobby, get a pedicure...somehow pamper yourself today.   I recommend more chocolate.

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Swoon!
    I love it!
    Something sweet about the artwork too!
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day Collette!

    1. You too Anna! I wish I could see the rest of her dress -- the straps are gorgeous.

  2. Oh my help! Talk about over the top advertising! All because she used Jergens. ;) Have you smelled that stuff? eewww, smells like a creepy maiden auntie..........

    But I do hope you write that romance novel one day :)

    1. Tell me about it! I can only imagine that this sort of ad campaign really did work....

      Becky you'll be one of the first to read my debut novel...should it ever be written!

  3. I loved this post and I totally agree!...we all do need a little time for ourselves. I def took a little "me" time today and it was wonderful :)

  4. Love it! Perfect for Valentine's Day and I LOVE the ads! Nothing like a vintage romance....:) Happy Valentine's Day!


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