Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Love in a box of candy February 17, 2018

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SHORTLY BEFORE VALENTINE’S DAY, I roamed the aisles of a Faribault antique shop and paused to admire a collection of artfully grouped heart-shaped candy boxes.



Years have passed since I received a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. I’ve gotten bags of chocolate like M & Ms. But not fancy candies in a heart. There’s just something romantic and special about candy presented that way. And, yes, I realize it’s a marketing ploy that tugs on emotions.



When Randy presented me with a heart-shaped box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day, my mouth actually dropped open. It’s not all that often he can surprise me.



His was a sweet gift for that element of the unexpected. But mostly, it was a sweet gift for the thoughtfulness and love therein. After nearly 36 years of marriage, I still appreciate the sweetness of his love.

© Copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


16 Responses to “Love in a box of candy”

  1. Valerie Says:

    How sweet of Randy…

  2. Judy M Says:

    The candy looks so delicious and pretty, a sweet surprise for you from your sweet husband.

  3. Don Says:

    Special man, special day, special gift, Randy did good!!!!

  4. Jackie Says:

    Which kind of chocolate is your favorite? This box of chocolate looks especially yummy. I would pick the dark chocolate squares 🙂

  5. Nice!! You deserve it! 🙂

  6. It’s those little surprises that mean so much. Such a sweet gesture!

  7. Sue Ready Says:

    I just love all those choices in a box and have fond memories growing up seeing them as gifts. Lucky you!

  8. Missy's Crafty Mess Says:

    Awe how sweet 💞 it looks like you enjoyed some carmels too

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