“I am wild about you forever.”

We’re having a cozy snow day with pancakes and bacon and valentine making. When I asked my 3 and a half year old son who he wanted to make a valentine for, he said Dan Zanes. So he did and we’re mailing it today. That’s love.

Speaking of love for famous New Yorkers,  The New York Times city room blog has published some Valentine’s Day inspiration with love notes like this one from Zero Mostel to his wife Kate. Enjoy. 


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A week and a half ’til Valentine’s Day. Another valentine giving strategy is to buy some vintage valentines or, if you are a paper saver like me, raid your own childhood collection. Scan ’em and print ’em and send ’em. I found these valentines at the Brooklyn Flea, which has taken up winter weekend residence in the most incredibly beautiful space, the former Williamsburg Savings Bank. The lovely woman selling valentines had her wares displayed on the marble table where many a Brooklyn resident used to fill out their deposit slips under a cathedral ceiling of mosaic and stone. Maybe you should go pay her a visit this weekend…

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