My first Love Note was written on a paper doily. I received it when I was 6 years old and while I was not interested in the sender and promptly ran off to go spin in my skirt in front of the mirror/play with my Barbies, it’s not the kind of thing I’ll ever forget. My gran kept that doily for years and years, and I’m now actually kind of miff that I lost it somewhere along the line.
I can also remember my first hand-written breakup note – I received it when I was 9, I think (not from doily boy – my ADD response at his token of love kinda killed our chances of a romantic future) and I can still remember that I was standing under our lemon tree when I dramatically tore it up and let the pieces blow away in the wind while my BFF and I called him rude words.
Childhood trauma aside, I’m actually meant to tell you about the Pond’s Facebook app. Since you youngsters can’t be bothered to write a love letter any more (don’t worry, I don’t think I have it in me either), they’ve made it a little easier. Simply head over to the Ponds SA Facebook page, like the Valentine’s app, and follow the 4 instructions – the app is mobile-friendly too. Your love will then receive a special message on V-day. Too sweet. On Twitter, look out for the #LoveNotes and #ILoveYouBecause hashtags.
PS – Yes, darling, I know. Valentine’s Day is a big money making scheme, and it’s all so cliche’d, and blah blah blah. It’s really up to you to change that, isn’t it?