happy valentine's day!

 

Honestly, this is just not my favorite holiday, for all the obvious reasons one would not like it.  This year, I choose to celebrate the love of my community and my dear friends, new and old.  Above are some images I find inspirational for this day of red. I like the warmer tones of the vintage Valentine- the first image of the post.  It does in many ways represent that time period, but I think has more character that the 'spectrum reds', as I call them, that are widely available these days- more on that on a later date

When I visited the Brooklyn Flea the last time, there was a woman selling vintage valentines, like the first image in the post.  If so inclined, there is a great stream of vintage Valentine's on Flicker.