Valentine's Day seemed to me like a good excuse for making some cookies. My mom always turned Valentine's Day into a fun day- we'd come down to find the breakfast table decorated, a little surprise at our seat and red food coloring in the milk for our cereal! Later this evolved to college care packages filled with anything and everything she could find that was red- gum, toothbrushes, socks, snacks, etc. So that's the tone I like to take on this particular holiday. I don't load it up with expectations of grand declarations of love- I just use it as an excuse to pink and red surprises into the day.