I've got a pretty full life. Three little girls-They sparkle, they glow, they...absorb. Every little bit of me. Most of my husband. We love them with everything we have, everything we are...sun up to sun down.
We've both given up tons to embark on the parenthood journey. Me, a career that I positively adored, in favor of yoga pants and constant grammar and etiquette lessons. Him, the idea of EVER having his own spending money, weekly guys nights out drifting into monthly and finally, bi-annually.
Neither of us saw where we'd be now, even five years ago. To say our path has changed drastically is, well, an understatement. It's done a complete 180 at about 90 miles an hour.
I couldn't be happier. Most days, neither could he.
We don't purchase gifts for Valentine's day anymore. Just a card...but every year, we carry out a tradition started by my own father. The kids get a gift from daddy.
This is a very important tradition. It was started by my own father, many years ago, and my gift was a box of chocolates, left on my bed, each year. I can't even begin to put into words what that chocolate meant to me... but it was wonderful. The year I got my braces, I actually cried, convinced I wouldn't have my present.
I hadn't heard of all soft centers. There, on my sunshine and roses bed spread, my dad had fulfilled our tradition. It was a priceless minute, etched in my memory for ever. That in itself is kind of amazing...I can remember so little these days.
And so it continues. Daddy, each year, has something special for his little girls.
This year, I'm designing a special card for daddy, though. I'm really excited about it! I've used Shutterfly for colleges before, but I've never thought of having them do cards for us! I'm sure it's going to be beautiful!
Shutterfly also offers an assortment of gifts that is truly amazing. You can make a book starring your children and their favorite characters. I'm thinking Diego for MissAngelLittleGirl.
You can also custom make Christmas cards and thank you cards for a fraction of the cost of other sites.
I KNOW some of you super mommies will LOVE putting your little angels faces on custom made Valentine's day cards, so Shutterfly is offering one lucky reader a code for twenty five FREE Valentines Day cards!
Just tell me below, What does Valentine's Day mean to you? Make sure you leave an email where you can be contacted if you win! (unless it's accessible on your profile.)
The fine print: I found out about this offer on Sheblogs.org. Shutterfly is giving me 25 cards for me, and 25 for one of you! Thanks for dropping by and entering! Promotion ends February 3rd at 3pm EST.