Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February Fourteenth Twenty-Seventeen

Happy Valentine's Day Readers!

"Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christianliturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country." (reference)

I want to call out the keywords in this blurb - commercial celebration. This date easily multiplies staple gifts - such as cards, flowers, chocolate - by three times the original price.  Cash grab. What a waste and takes away from the meaning of celebrating love. Personally, I don't expect anything...its thoughtful to at least get a card though. Don't care for flowers since I usually kill them within a few days anyways. I am simple :)

Do you make Valentine's day a big thing?

What's the worst Valentine's day gift you ever received?
How often does your significant other forget about this day?