Valentines

Valentine’s Day for the Pink Flamingo Clown Troop meant a trip to the local hospital. Our main focus was inner child work, and we extended our playfulness to the patients on that day. We had always spent a lot of time making Valentines to give away at the hospital and had Valentines for the nurses, the nursing-station employees, and anyone we ran into in the halls or lobby. It was our favorite day!

One year, Reverend Absurd, who is my clown-self, made miniature valentines with rubber stamps. These are the kind we exchanged in Kindergarten through maybe 3rd grade. Usually animals are talking with simple and silly rhymes and words. I got carried away and by the time I finished I had 17 different kinds of small Valentines with animals talking and matching envelopes. Since I had started early, and they were so fun, I decided to send out Valentines that year instead of Christmas cards. Come February, I was enjoying putting Valentines in the mail! Most people said they enjoyed the fun and sentiment. And my husband, Herb, as usual, went along with Reverend Absurd’s antics. In fact, I couldn’t think of a saying to go with my snail and solicited his help. He came up with, “I’d creep a mile, just to see your smile!”

Orcas, a valentine made with Stamps and a play on words.

Orcas, a valentine made with Stamps and a play on words.

Stingray

Skate

Valentines with Elephants

Valentines with Elephants

img of Valentine card

Buffalo

img of Valentine card

Squirrel

img of a Hare

A Hare

img of Hummingbird

Hummingbird

img of Puffin

Puffin

img of Snail

Snail

img of Swan

Swan

img of Wolf

Wolf

img of DragonFly

DragonFly

img of giraffe

Giraffe

img of Caterpillar

Caterpillar

img of Moose

Moose

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