If you are completely love-wrecked and have hearts in your eyes and butterflies in your stomach at the thought of receiving chocolates and roses on Valentine’s Day, then please don’t read any further.
If all the above makes you feel nauseous, then Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day to you.
Don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not a melancholy, all-black wearing, gloomy Goth Girl who has an evil vendetta against the heart-shaped world. I am simply against the commercialization of this thing they call L-O-V-E.
Every year, come Valentine’s Day, a romantic epidemic breaks out, where people spend hundreds of pounds on dozens of red roses, boxes of chocolates, teddy bears, balloons and cute love cards, all in an overbearing shade of red or pink ( I dislike pink). They plan romantic getaways, soppy surprises, fancy dinners, and on this love-licensed day, become the ideal, charming and chivalrous partner who says and does all the right things. It’s One day where people have a valid excuse to live out their Notebook equivalent of a love story, without being made fun of. And what happens on the other 364 days of the year? Absolutely NOTHING!!!
There shouldn’t be just one day in a year that permits you to be a passionate, affectionate and love your soul mate more than Jelly Tots. Sometimes the sweetest of gestures are most surprising and appreciated when you least expect it.
If you love someone, why would you only buy the largest amount of red roses on the one day of the year when it’s the most expensive but you send no flowers, chocolates cute love cards or romance the rest of the year. Then when the calendar clicks to Feb 15th you return back to your unromantic ways. Isn’t it better to spread the cost all year make the one you love feel special everyday not just that one day?
So to everyone out there – however you celebrate Happy Valentines Day this year – Tell me what you both did or didn’t do to celebrate – but mainly enjoy your day REMEMBER its Quality time with the one you love thats important not what your partner spends on you – but a card would still be nice :-)