This morning I spent some time writing out cards for February birthdays and Valentine's Day. For years I have been buying my cards at Hallmark. I've just always thought they had the prettiest ones. Every year for as long as I can remember I'd go there after Christmas when they marked them down and bought my cards for the next year. When I went to do that after Christmas this past year, I noticed that every single box of cards that I picked up was "Made in China." I put them down and left. Right then and there I decided I wasn't sending another card unless it said ...
This is one of the small things I am doing to support American workers. With our economy in such sad shape, I'm a bit tired of supporting China. In fact, all of my purchases are getting closer scrutiny. Okay, stepping off the soapbox now ;-).
Once I got my American made Valentine's into the mailbox, I debated whether I had any interest in digging Valentine's decorations out of the attic.
After all, they would only be out for a few days before it would be time to haul them back to the attic.
Hardly seems worth it.
What about you?
Are there Valentine's decorations up at your house?
I'm leaning towards leaving that box up in the attic because as I was walking around pondering this big decision, it occurred to me that ...
and I think that is good enough for me this year.