I decorated for Valentine's Day this year, which, is not something that I have done before. I even decorated the Orphan Tree, which, has been up since Christmas, although sporting winter decorations in place of Christmas ornaments. Again, not something that I have done before (leaving up a tree and decorating it for anything other than Christmas? Unheard of!).
I've learned, as I've grown older, never to speak in absolutes; never say never has become my motto and I take special care with how I use "always". Life laughs at the hubris of always and never.
Anyhoodle, my new Valentines decorations are actually reminiscent of the Valentines that I sent and received as a child, and, quite frankly; I love them.
The Orphan Tree is definitely coming down with the Valentines decorations because I have a plethora of Easter stuff to put up in its place, but, for this year; I can say that I enjoyed having it around for a little longer than usual.
Will it hang around this long next year? Who can say? Only time will tell.