Ah, the day of love. It is quickly approaching, as evidenced by the rows of candy, fake flowers and giant stuffed animals that are invading all of our stores. Romance is in the air. Along with strong perfume and singing cards! More trademarks of this beloved holiday!
Now, we can admit it: this is a woman’s holiday! I mean, what man really gets excited about cologne or boxers with hearts on them? These are token gifts we give our men hoping they bring in the loot. I don’t think jewelry commercials run with more frequency than around Valentine’s Day. With that being said, I’m surprised February’s birthstone isn’t a diamond!
My husband and I rarely do much for Valentine’s Day. It’s not that I have any particular stance against it, it’s just that I feel like it’s up to him to plan something special. More often than not, he forgets, so we stay in. I forgive him, based on the fact that I don’t believe our love has to be celebrated on one day. So often he does spontaneously sweet things for me, and they’re not any less sweet just because they’re not on Valentine’s Day. In fact, in a way that makes them more sweet. It’s easier to be romantic when it’s expected, right?
So, what about you? Do you and your spouse celebrate Valentine’s Day? If not, why not? Whatever your beliefs, I hope everyone has a rosy red February fourteenth!