My grandmother was a florist for years, so was my aunt, my older sister, and I was a florist for years. So yes you can guess correctly in that Valentine's is like one of my least favorite holidays because it always meant lots of work and not seeing those you loved. It also meant customers coming into my work because they felt guilty not because they wanted to make their loved ones feel loved.
My grandmother is in heaven and this is now one of those holidays I think of her. Which does make the holiday a little better to me as I remember working with her side by side when I was a little girl. When I think of her I think of the little guardian angles she passed out I have two types from her. My Aunt Virgie actually started this tradition but my Vavo carried it on. I have saved many of these tokens over the years I plan on giving them to my grandchildren on their 8th birthdays at their baptisms as a gift from their great great grandmother in heaven. I think it will be special or at least I hope so many generations tied together in a little token. I have 12 tokens so I have saved 4 per child of mine if some have less than four I will save them for those who may have more than 4 kids. Yes there are two types of angles that are different the silver colored ones are the more prized ones as that is the type most people in my family remember but she did pass out two types of angles. Most probably do not remember the rest (the goldish coins) but they are all still from my Vavo.
The photo in this post is of my beautiful Vavo and two of my three children when they were little people. The picture in the picture on the right of two of my children they are wearing two dresses that I made them for Easter one year one is sewn and one is crocheted I made the headband too that the younger is wearing.
Hope you have a lovely Valentine's with loved ones and remember the day is about love for all not for guilt.