After thirty years of marriage, Valentine’s Day has changed in my house. I’m fine with that. I have no interest fighting the crowds, receiving chocolate I can’t eat, or spending too much money on a restaurant when my husband is a better cook than most chefs. If you’re like me and want to stay home, here are a few websites that will help you feel like Valentine’s Day is different from all other days in February:
- Here’s Valentine history, according to Wikipedia. Who knew it all started with Geoffrey Chaucer?
- Three great Valentine love poems from efriend, Chris Wood. You can also drop by St. Valentine’s Day website for an entire list of heart-jerkers
- Are you looking for pithy, concise Valentine sayings? Try Creating Really Awesome Free Things. Be forewarned: They belong on candy hearts. These are a bit longer, but still saccharin.
- Not a mushy sort of lover? Click here for quotes with a sense of humor.
- Forgot a card? Print a Valentine Scrabble gram here
- Or try American Greeting’s free Valentine card creator (or 123 Greeting has a darling bear card)
- Drop by Quote Garden for a romantic quote or two (“Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939)
- No time at all? Need an entire message? I got you covered with St. Valentine’s Day website.
What are you-all doing for Valentine Day? Maybe I’ll change my plans.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of dozens of books on integrating tech into education, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.