It’s that time of year again when most of us focus on Valentine’s Day, and some of not so much. I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day simply because I feel that you can show your love to that special someone everyday of the week and in some way make it special, we don’t really need a holiday to do that.
Now for us married couples out there, I’d like to know how many of you who have been married for over 10 years still celebrate this holiday with a lot of fan fare.
We’re approaching 12 years this year and I still think about Valentine’s Day but it doesn’t make me want to run out and buy that “heart-shaped box of chocolates” for my sweetheart. I’m content in watching a movie together and ultimately making it simply another day.
I may seem like the Grinch of this heart-shaped holiday but I refuse to be a part of the consumerism for this and every other holiday we have. Whether its Easter or President’s Day…we’re bombarded by sales and specialty products that will immediately be reduced to 50% off or more once the special occasion has passed.
Do we really need to part-take in this or can we simply show our love on this particular holiday in some other cheaper and more meaningful way?