I remember (many years ago) as a kid looking forward to Valentine's day at school when we would pass out those little colorful Valentines in a thin white paper envelop or sometimes with no envelop at all. The excitement of how many or :( how few you might get. When you got a large one that was really exciting. The frenzy those little candy message hearts and the simple things! I know a lot of people look at Valentine's Day as another Hallmark holiday but I remember the good old days fondly and it's just a nice way of breaking up the cold winter days, adding some color and just celebrating doing something nice for that special someone of your family. With the economy and things being so tight, make some cookies or cupcakes and decorate them with your kids or grand kids. Make a special meal or just have fun and brighten your spirits.