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February 11, 2013

Velva Jean Valentines

When I was growing up in Indiana, I used to love buying Valentine’s Cards at Hook’s Drugstore. My friends and I would walk up there (after a trip to the Dairy Queen) and browse through the packages: Super Friends, Barbie, Care Bears, Scooby-Doo. I deliberated over which one to choose with all the studious and exhaustive thought that I would give my first-day-of-school outfits and my choice of lunch box.

After all, the cards you picked said so much about you.

This year, as I’m working away madly on the next Velva Jean book, I looked up from the computer long enough to realize that it isn’t actually May of 1946, but is really February of 2013 and that Valentine’s Day is once again upon us.

Which made me start thinking about the type of card Velva Jean might send to her own Valentines.

Here are a few ideas (I might like the lipstick one best of all):