Why We Really Loved Valentine's Day As A Kid
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Why We Really Loved Valentine's Day As A Kid

Valentine's Day could not come soon enough.

Why We Really Loved Valentine's Day As A Kid

Valentine's Day as kids was welcomed for many reasons, most of which involve free candy and the excuse to hold a class party. In honor of Valentine's Day coming up, here are 8 Things We All Loved As Kids About Valentine's Day.

1). The chance to be creative and buy cool cards for your friends and classmates, a very important and powerful decision to make as a kid.

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While most of the cards consisted of nothing more than folds of paper and cheesy sayings, to us as kids they were still the key to celebrating Valentine's Day the right way.

2). The wide variety of Valentine's Day themed candy that you could bring to class or pair with your cards.

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3). The joy of having leftover candy from what you brought to class

Then shortly after realizing your mistake once you got a stomachache but it was well worth it.

4). Having mandatory cards for each classmate

This was a win-win situation- no one was left out of the festivities and you ended up collecting a lot of Valentine's Day cards.

5). Reviewing your new collection of Valentine Cards

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Your favorites consisted of the homemade ones, the ones with funny jokes, and any that had popular movie characters on them.

6). The power of handing out your Valentine's Day cards

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In this situation, you had the power to pick out who received what Valentine card. Of course, you liked them all, but you chose ones your friends would like first and went from there.

7). Missing class was expected for your classroom's Valentine's Day party

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One of the last few times it would be acceptable to end class early- not that we complained- and it was all because of a party. Besides, you had to prepare yourself for the upcoming dance and get those dance moves ready.

8). And Finally, looking forward to heading back to the store for all of the Valentine's Day sale candy.

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