So yesterday was Valentine's Day. The happiest day of the year for couples, or so the greeting card vendors would have you believe. I think the day has turned into an overhyped money grab by florists and card sellers.
Being single (and romantically inclined) I still love Valentine's day. It still holds meaning. Did I get or give flowers or a card? No. But that's never been a part of the day for me. It's about feelings and love.
You might rightly say I'm only saying this about Valentine's because I am single, but it's something I've always felt. I like the concept of the day, just not most people's implementation. The day seems designed for spending money on vastly overpriced items, much like Christmas has become. Valentine's should be a personal expression, a single day to tell the people in your life that you care about them. If the only way you know how to do that is with flowers on the 14th, you're doing it wrong. And if you're only doing it on February 14th, you are really doing it wrong.
So if my future hubby is reading this, please note: no flowers, no card, no nothing on Valetine's Day but a kiss and a "Happy Valentine's Day <insert pet name here>." and most definitely an "I love you," like you say every other day of the year.
And to all my friends, both online and off. Happy Valentine's Day, I love you all!
Oh, and if you want to send me flowers, they would be most welcome on any other day of the year.