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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009 08:58:13 AM »

I still have (and cherish) the little stuffed dog my dad gave me about 5 years ago...and I am 34!  I think its great.
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009 03:36:13 PM »

I'm 30 and my Mom told me yesterday to watch the mail for a valentine's surprise! Soooo much better than the hydro bill!   It isn't about age, it is about doing something special for someone you love.  When I was little she would make sugar cookies with red and white sprinkles and put them in our school lunch bags.  I caught on after a few years that they would be there, but I never peeked until lunch so that the surprise (?) wouldn't be ruined.  Little things sometimes contain the most meaning Smiley 
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009 03:45:06 PM »

one of my best friends in high school's family did little gifts for occasions like valentines and halloween, and i was SO jealous! i still am! if i ever have kids, i'm going to do it, and once my friend's kids get old enough, i'm planning on giving them little gifts too!
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2009 05:01:12 PM »

I love Valentine's Day just for the fact that I get to run around telling everyone I love them, when I normally can't.  I try not to buy into they hype though.  I like getting homemade cards and cookies. mmmm 
I don't think it's at all odd that you make things for your kids and they make things for you (or even just give, not necessarily make).
So, I think you're fine.  Ignore the nay-sayers. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2009 05:53:37 PM »

My mom used to give my brother and I valentines every year until we got a bit older. I'm 19 now and my brother is 22. Last year was her last year doing it because we all moved away. She still gives us cards though.
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2009 06:02:27 PM »

I think it's sweet.
My parents still give a little something...

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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2009 04:20:20 PM »

my grandma used to bake all her grandkids heart shaped cookies and frost them pink and red and drive them to us for a visit. It was the best!
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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2009 11:22:44 PM »

Yet another vote to let you know I'm 20 and living in a different country than my parents, and my mom informed me last week to be on the look out for a little Valentines something in the mail. Despite the fact my boyfriend and I make a point not to celebrate V-day, I can always remember my mom getting me little cute things and a card and it's always made me feel great. Of course, for me it means even more since we're apart. So if you like to do it. I'm sure your kids appreciate it. Go for it!
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2009 12:27:26 PM »

never stop doing this! i'm 19 and if my mom suddenly decided i was too old i'd be so sad! We have a tradition that as well as anything else random she gives me, she gets me a little box of chocolates that says 'choo-choo-choose me" because of that one episode of the simpsons with Ralph and Lisa. I always make her something too. Everyone i know does things for family
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2009 12:44:56 PM »

My parents make it a special day, which I love, and I'm 23! My grandparents used to mail us little Valentine's but around age 16 they stopped. It made me so sad. I don't think you ever get too old to feel special when someone remembers you.

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I've started sending V-Day cards to my grandparents these past few years. They didn't start sending again, but I like to think of it as a thank you for all those years they did something special for me.

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Just another thought... maybe you should print these posts out for your friend?  Wink
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