Okay, so it isn’t quite Valentine’s Day, but I’ve been decluttering this year, cleaning out drawers and desks and cupboards, and when I came to my old 2015 calendar, it was just too pretty to throw away. So I made a garland of paper hearts from it, and that got me in the mood for Valentine’s Day, which, quite honestly, is my favorite holiday of the year!I posted a few photos of my garland on Facebook, and before I knew it my friends were sharing that they’d made one too! (Or, in the case of my friend Katy McKenna, nine of them, including one for each of her five precious grandchildren.)
There were even a couple of stores—including a bookshop in the UK!—who told me they were making and hanging heart garlands. I shared more details about making a garland over on the Just 18 Summers blog.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day (a bit early), I’m giving away a copy of my novel Because of the Rain to one of the people who comments on this post. It could be you! Just leave a comment, then check back tomorrow to see if your name was drawn!