Valentine’s Day Giveaway!


I wanted to make this day a little more special for all my readers and fans, so I’ve decided to hold giveaways throughout the day! Come by, comment on one or more posts, and you are entered to win that giveaway’s prize. Winners will be announced on the blog tomorrow. There will be three posts today, so three giveaways, each with different prizes, although some may also have prizes from other giveaways as well (i.e., giveaway #2 could have both its own prize and the prize from giveaway #1 as well).

Needless to say, I’m truly excited to be spending some of my Valentine’s Day with you, my readers and fans!

Victorian Valentine Card

So to get this party started, do you remember how you celebrated Valentine’s Day in school?

I remember in 3rd grade, Mrs. Sheffield created valentine cards specially suited to each child in the class from pink/red/white construction paper and put them on the bulletin board. The valentines went up on the first of February, and each day, usually before we went home, each child could guess which valentine was his/hers. To keep us engaged, Mrs. Sheffield would only say how many children in each row were correct in their guesses, so we never really knew until the final day, February 14th. When each child guessed that day, if they were right, Mrs. Sheffield would take the valentine down and give it to the child. If you were wrong, you got to guess until you guessed right.  I guessed correctly right off the bat: mine was the face of a cat (everyone knew I loved cats, so I was pretty sure all along). I only remember one other child’s valentine. Her name was Becky and her valentine was a pair of lips because she kissed Mrs. Sheffield on the cheek each day when she left to go home. (So funny what you remember from childhood!)



So there’s my valentine memory from school. Play along, comment below, and enter to win either an e-book or signed print copy (your choice) of one of my back listed books.

Have fun, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Giveaway #2 will release at noon (EST) today! Come on back for more fun and giveaways!

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26 Responses to Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

  1. Jane Squires says:

    I had some childhood disease every year on Valentine’s day for 4 years. My brothers took my Valentine’s to school and picked up treats.


  2. Lorraine Ryan says:

    I remember giving each classmate small colorful cards. I wish I had saved one for nostalgia. I do remember getting some candy in classm..those little heart- shaped candies with “Be mine,” You’re sweet,” etc.


  3. Amber Lee Kolb says:

    We passed out Valentine’s to our classmates and brought treats and cupcakes and all sorts of homemade treats!

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  4. Jcp says:

    Those grade school parties were so fun!

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  5. Shell B. says:

    Happy Valentines Day! 💐
    Grade School we had either boxes or paper bags on our desks that we spent the night before signing every valentine that we picked out for our class mates.
    High school was more sedate… might get flowers from admirers

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  6. Colleen Fernandes says:

    We would cover boxes with construction paper and decorate them. I wasn’t very creative. I do remember signing Valentine cards that we bought at the store and then dropping one in each box. The teacher would send home a list of everybody’s names.

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  7. I remember making our own Valentine drop boxes that we would leave on our desk. During the class party the students would drop Valentine’s cards into the boxes.

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  8. Sue Waagner says:

    What a creative teacher!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Mrs. Sheffield was the reason I decided to be a teacher in the first place. She was a fantastic teacher. I remember so much about her class because she was so memorable. I think I got a lot of my love of theater from her too. She used to read to us each day and did voices for all the characters.


  9. Amelia Salerno says:

    In grade school, we had valentine parties with cookies and punch. We would bring a valentine card for everyone in our class, including the teacher. We would spend the afternoon receiving cards and eating and listening to teacher read valentine books. When I had children, the paper bag to take your valentines into school was gone. These were replaced elaborate, decorated and artistic boxes!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Do you remember what Valentine books your teacher read? I don’t know of any of my teachers reading those to us. How cool! And yes, when my girls were in elementary school there were nice boxes for the valentines.


  10. I can remember going from student to student dropping Valentine’s Day cards into little brown bags that we all had taped to our desks. It was always fun to see who gave you a Valentine’s Day card. In high-school your secret admirer could purchase a flower for you and someone would go around to all the classes handing them out

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  11. bn100 says:

    gave cards to everyone in class

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  12. Cheryl Lynne says:

    In third grade there was a large box decorated with hearts and cupids on the teachers desk for our Valentine cards. I remember friends from other grades dropping cards into the box . We had a party too with cupcakes and punch.

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  13. Lori Byrd says:

    I remember making pretty boxes and all the kids would put valentines in it. It was so fun going through it all.

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  14. Karen Hackett says:

    In fourth grade, each student made their own envelopes and taped on the walls around the classroom, and during the week before Valentine’s Day, the kids dropped Valentine cards in the envelopes. On the final day, the teacher had the class retrieve their envelopes. Everyone had fun sorting through their “mail” before going home.

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