HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — You’ve heard of people decorating their homes for Christmas and Halloween, but what about Valentine’s Day? One family in Glen Allen goes all out for Valentine’s Day, and they shared the love with Media General contributor Nakell Williams.
With a name like Stephanie Loving, how could spreading love – especially for Valentine’s Day – not be her mission?
“The second day after Christmas, I start decorating for Valentine’s Day,” she said. “It’s the day I look forward to the most.”
Loving’s Glen Allen yard is filled with four-foot hearts flashing with sweet Valentine’s Day wishes. It all started when she was a little kid.
“When I was a little kid, you know, we used to make the brown paper bags and decorate them and stick them under the chalkboard,” Loving explained. “Everybody would put their Valentine’s inside of there.
“I just always loved it and was so excited to get that brown paper bag to see what was inside it.”
People can’t resist stopping by for a little smooch in the Loving’s kissing booth.
“A lot people will leave coins in the kissing booth,” Loving said. “There is like a little shelf. There were four coins there. One was a quarter and one was a nickel. Then one day I came home and one of my nickels was missing. I said somebody took my nickel instead of leaving me a nickel for their kiss!”
Loving says it’s a labor of love for all to enjoy, whether they leave a nickel or not.
“I absolutely love it. Every year I try to put something new out there for people to enjoy.”
The Lovings are inviting the entire community to come over for a kiss in the kissing booth. You can find them on Olde Milbrooke Way in Glen Allen.