When my two daughters were small, we started to celebrate every holiday. July 4th, Easter AND Passover , Washington’s Birthday, even Labor Day had some ceremony and food attched to it. But for my two girlie girls, nothing beat Valentines Day. Each year Feb 14 triggered a flood of homemade valentines, little pink socks, puffy red hair bows and of course cookies and cupckakes covered with hearts. While my daughters grew up and now have little girls of their own, I still give out little Valentine themed gifts to special people in my life. Although I guess the original idea was a day to celebrate romantic love, today its a great time to show friends and family how much I value them.