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    Margaret - Hope you're feeling better today!

    Please don't tell me that passing out candy is now what is expected at school on V Day. Seriously, aren't cards enough?
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    Margaret -- I hope you are feeling better! Meant to say that in my last post.

    The candy thing drives me nuts. It has to be the parents, and it's WAY over the top. We just sent in cards, those ones where you buy a million in one pack.
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    In E's preschool it wasn't expected but last year they did do treats. I bought little packs of goldfish and taped her Hello Kitty cards to them. She came home with lots of cards and some treats...stickers, pencils, a few candies. I always had candy during Valentine's so I didn't realize it wasn't the norm to not bring candy.

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    The amount of candy my kids came home with was crazy. It was almost Halloweeny.
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    Everyone here tapes some kind of candy or pencils or something to the Valentines. My kids would feel left out if they took in plain cards. In fact now they sell the Valentines packaged that way in the store with the card and the candy included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Everyone here tapes some kind of candy or pencils or something to the Valentines. My kids would feel left out if they took in plain cards. In fact now they sell the Valentines packaged that way in the store with the card and the candy included.
    I remember the good old days when it was just cheesy tiny cards. I choo-choo-choose you. (a la Lisa Simpson)
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I remember the good old days when it was just cheesy tiny cards. I choo-choo-choose you. (a la Lisa Simpson)
    They never make Valentines boxes at school anymore either. At least they haven't been here. That was half the fun getting to make a fancy box to hold your cards.
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    My daughter (pre-K) made a cute bag to hold her cards. (But yeah, the boxes were fun.) And yes, she came home with a crap-load of candy as well. I specifically don't send candy, but I do look for something fun, not just plain cards. I found valentines that had those little pills that you put in water and they open up to a sponge shaped like something. My daughter was thrilled and the kids loved them. The teacher even got out little plastic cups and let the kids do them in class, which I thought was really nice.

    DH and I don't do much. I got him cards from me and the girls, and a bottle of hennessy black that he's been wanting but would never spend the money on. He bought me a Fossil watch earlier this week "for no reason" (he swore it was not for Valentine's Day, he just saw it and knew I would like it) and then gave me a card and a balloon yesterday. We generally play it pretty low-key, we never go out to dinner, and we make it mostly about the kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    Margaret - Hope you're feeling better today!

    Please don't tell me that passing out candy is now what is expected at school on V Day. Seriously, aren't cards enough?
    Alissa, I'd definitely say that at my kids schools it feels expected, as in, if you don't do it, you feel a little bit funny. I had two of my kids with me when i got the valentines this year. Lillian picked out the ones she wanted to give and they did NOT have anything with them. Nathalie picked out some that came with pencils and I got a box for Aodhan that had little tattoos included.

    What they came home with....almost all candy and a few tattoos. Someone else had gone through the trouble of crating little heart shaped multi-colored crayons (they looked home grown) and doing some hand made cards. Others built paper hearts with legs and arms made out of sleeves of little candy balls. Even Cecilia...who is only 3, came home with a boatload of candy from her card swap at my DCP's house. I sent her to daycare with just cards...some of them home made because i ran out...with nothing attached to them. I mean some of the kids there with her are babies!

    Anyway...we were definitely outliars not including candy
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    At our school they do still decorate the bags themselves, in class. Phew!

    But yeah, we were the outliers too but I think they're used to us by now. They always assign us the easiest things for the class parties too....we're so lame.
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