Thursday, February 14, 2013

It's the Little Things

So it's Valentine's Day again, I hope you got your special someone that perfect gift by now! ;) Although I do think Valentine's Day can be a bit cheesey with the silly cards and giant teddy bears, it is pretty easy to get wrapped up in the busy-ness that is life. So I look at this day to slow down, and appreciate the loved ones in my life. I'm celebrating my 4th Valentine's Day with my lovely boyfriend, Matt! :)

Sometimes it's easy to take for granted the little things in life. I recently came across a story online that made me appreciate my relationship a bit more. Laurence and Lena Nelson have been together for over 50 years, but unlike many couples who've been together that long and are full of cute stories from how they met, the Nelsons have a different story. As an interracial couple that grew up during segregation, they had to hide their love for eachother from the public and date in secrecy. Lena's father even told her that if she married Laurence, to never bother coming home again. It was a dangerous time for interracial couples, but their relationship was worth the fight and they eventually eloped in 1957.

I couldn't imagine the racism and hardships Lena and Laurence Nelson had to face while trying to make a life together. Building a relationship can be hard at times, but to have to constantly prove yourself and fight for what you believe in, on top of the day to day struggles is very eye opening. It really makes me appreciate everything that I have with Matt.

Now for some cute Valentine's Day cards I found on the internets! I hope you enjoy! And have a Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

Who doesn't love a pacman throwback? via Giftseasonstore

I really love the creative shapes and block lettering in this one! Reminds me of my mom, she loves owls! via Sass & Peril

This card calls to my inner html nerd! Simple and to the point! via Code Cards

Even though I never carved anyone's initials into a tree, it reminds me of all my notebooks covered in my secret crush's initials! via Two Trick Pony

How sweet! ;) via Scrapbooks etc.

Who doesn't like a good typography pun? via Red Letter Paper Co.

The typography and cute graphics, plus the simple message makes this an adorable card! via Two Trick Pony

Do you have a happy V-Day story you'd like to share? Submit some Good News! And don't forget to share your thoughts on the cards, or the story in comments!

If you'd like to read more about Lena and Laurence Nelson, you can find it here! I also found a bunch of those cards at design milk, if you wanna check out the rest!