Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one that hates Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2008 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

There’s nothing like a National Holiday that makes people go out and buy crap that, in reality, means nothing. Chocolates, flowers, and jewelry don’t say “love” to me. They say, “what can I buy to show them I care without really spending much thought?”

To me, Valentine’s Day has become too commercialized. I feel the same way about Christmas and Easter, so I’m not just harping on you cupid’s out there. I just hate the fact that just because there’s a certain date on the calendar, I’m supposed to go out and do something ‘special’ for the one I love. Give me a break.

If you want to do something special for someone you care about, do it on a random day. Here’s a thought, do it more than once a year. My husband says he loves me every time he does the dishes, or the laundry, or vacuums the living room. And you know what, it’s free.

But, if you still want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, do something different or unique. Instead of buying flowers, take your wife on a picnic and pick flowers for her. One of the things my husband enjoyed most was when I stopped by our favorite local pizza joint and bought the ingredients to make my own pizzas. I grabbed a heart-shaped candy box and made two heart-shaped pizzas for dinner that night. He loved it. And, it cost much less than buying a regular pizza. It’s not about being cheap, but about doing something with meaning.

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