Ok, so I don’t really hate Valentine’s Day…
Though I like the idea of having a day to celebrate love, I also believe that it is utilized by corporations to make a profit (like most holidays). This year, Valentine’s Day is expected to bring in $30 billion. That’s a lot of dough in the name of love!
Valentine’s Day also brings with it a lot of pressure and feelings of obligation for people.
Getting flowers or chocolate for no particular reason makes me value the gesture a lot more than if I get them on February 14th. We should try to celebrate and show our love every day. And for me, the little everyday things do matter. I think Valentine’s Day makes people feel somewhat obligated to do or buy something for their significant other. It’s not completely genuine.
That said, I still like getting a little something (when in a relationship) on Valentine’s Day, and I do still appreciate it. I’ll admit, despite the inherent obligation it comes with, it still feels nice to get something from someone you love.
I know, I know… I’m contradicting myself. Let me explain…
Although I truly feel the things I mentioned above, I also think that if you have someone in your life to buy some flowers for (or an Oreo bouquet, or a beef jerky bouquet), then why not? It doesn’t take much to show you thought of them. What I don’t like is the rest of the year being just blah. Keep the love alive all year long people!
So, my point is to also remember your amorcito the rest of the year, not just on Valentine’s Day. And give whatever comes from the heart. You don’t have to break the bank to show some love, and if you feel like you need to, then you’re probably with the wrong person. Remember, it’s supposed to be about the celebration of love.
Just my two cents.
Sending you mucho amor—all year long! Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad!
And… if you should feel so inclined—I like wine, dark chocolate, sunflowers, and wine. Did I mention wine? I’m joking… kinda.