As if Valentine’s Day wasn’t lame enough already

11 Feb

Last night I was at Freddy’s doing some last minute V-Day shopping for Goose and DynaGirl’s school parties today when I came across these Valentines:

OK, so the animals are cute.  My kids like animals.  I think most kids like animals.  It’s nice to have some options beyond Disney Princesses and Spiderman.  But then I looked at the back of the box:

A closer look:

Sorry, it’s a little hard to read still.  The parrots say, “you have many friends in the rainforest”. 

*eye roll*

I thought these were some of the most ridiculous valentines I had ever seen, until I saw this:

On the back:

The top three pics on the left say: “News for you…friends keep the playground clean!”, “Paper loves a good picnic!”, “You too can recycle!”


BigHugs had her Valentine’s party at preschool yesterday.  She came home with these:

I had a hard time making out the “conversations” on most of these conversation hearts, but these say “I WANT YOU”.  There was also “TRUE LOVE” and “BAD GUY”.  From pics online it looks like you can also get “I*heart*EC”, “BITE ME” and “LIVE FOREVER”.  Well, that’s just fantastic.  She’s in preschool!  She’s four!

Why is Valentine’s Day so lame?


13 Responses to “As if Valentine’s Day wasn’t lame enough already”

  1. Susan M February 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    I got the kids Twilight/New Moon sweethearts in their stockings for Christmas. I gave the boys boxes with Bella on them and Cat got Jacob. The candies are horrible.

  2. Migillicutty February 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    We totally shoulda seen that coming… I hate all this Twilight merchandise.

  3. Patience February 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    This made me laugh out loud. I don’t know what is more ridiculous: that the message on the Valentine somehow makes it ecologically responsible to buy them, or the use of a second-rate holiday to preach on a totally unrelated topic. And I’m a fairly eco-conscious person.

    And candy hearts that say “I want you” !! LOL!!

  4. kamilli vanilli February 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Those eco-valentine’s really creep me out. I hate how the propaganda begins at such an early age. Everywhere our kids go, they are being preached all this eco-crap. It bugs.

    Valentine’s Day is lame. Unfortunately, like most other holidays, it has become way to commercialized. Now it’s all about spending money and buying candy. If you don’t hand out candy with your valentine’s, you’re not cool. Whatever happened to the good ol’ fashioned valentines that you made yourself, or at least the ones that you got to stick into a paper-wasting envelope? Those were the days.

  5. bythelbs February 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Susan—When I opened the package I was overwhelmed by the artificial tropical-ish scent/flavor. I was too afraid to try them.

    Migillicutty—I’m more disturbed by who is buying the merchandise. I just don’t think preschool/elementary school is an appropriate age group for Twilight.

    Patience—I LOL’d too at the store. I couldn’t believe my good luck that I just happened to have my camera in my purse to document it.

    Kamilli—It bugs me, too. And I miss the good ol’ days of paper-wasting envelopes. You knew if someone reeeeally liked you if they slipped a conversation heart or two into your envelope. None of this whole boxes/bags of candies and goodies!

  6. tawnya February 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Oh, holy hell! those playground recycle ones would get a kid BEATEN UP. Seriously. And this is coming from your neighborhood hippie mama that LOVES that kids are being preached “eco crap”!

  7. Alison Wonderland February 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Very, very lame. I, on the other hand found Phineas and Ferb valentines! So freaking cool.

    I just wonder why they don’t send home lists of all the kids in the class anymore (at least not here in the ghetto) I figure they can at least sort of make it educational if my kids has to write all those names.

  8. madhousewife February 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    Valentine’s Day bugs the living crap out of me. Which reminds me, I totally forgot to have Elvis address his valentines for his class. Gotta go!

  9. boquinha February 11, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    LOL! I’m now enjoying the visual of you looking over your shoulder to make sure no one is watching and taking not one, but SIX pictures of valentines boxes in a store. I think that’s even funnier than the boxes themselves!

  10. bythelbs February 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Tawnya—I don’t mind teaching my kids the eco crap. The eco crap is good. I just don’t like how heavy-handed and preachy it has become and how it’s managed to be incorporated into EVERYTHING. I am very relieved to hear that Sammy will not be passing out these valentines in the future. 😉

    Alison—I would be Phineas & Ferb valentines. My preschooler was just supposed to bring valentines that she’d signed with nothing in the “to” spot. The older girls had class lists. I don’t know what’s up with your school.

    Mad—Elvis has very nice penmanship. I would enjoy receiving a valentine addressed by him.

    Boquinha—I showed you six pictures. I probably took at least double that. I was having problems with the glare from the flash and couldn’t decide whether or not I wanted to be in macro mode. I tried to pretend like I was the only person in the store rather than think about what a freak I was coming off as.

  11. Flipflopmama February 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    What the what???? Geesh.

    Big Sister just had to write her name on all the Valentines and no “to”. Oh and we are a candy free school so no one even got any candy hearts.

  12. Cheryl February 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm #

    That is just insane. Dude, I recycle, but that’s just out there. Like, butt-freakin’-Egypt out there.

    And I’m with kamilli. I swear, my kids were the ONLY children to pass out Valentine’s without candy. I never let them. I never will. But they still came home today (there’s no school tomorrow, so the parties were today) with LOADS of candy. ARGH! My 3 year old had this awful sugar meltdown because he kept sneaking their candy, too. Plus, it didn’t help that 2 of our kids had birthdays this week (including today) and so the cake…and more candy…

    I need to just throw it away.

    • foo4luv February 12, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

      “Like, butt-freakin’-Egypt out there.”

      I LOVE that. Have no idea what it actually means, but it still manages to get the point across, doesn’t it?

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