Tuesday, 14 February 2017

What I Really Think About Valentines Day

'Disclaimer' This is actually a repost from my blog in 2014 but I still feel the same about it and I still want to share this with you, I hope you don't mind....

Whilst all around you, businesses are trying to shove 'romantic' gift ideas down your throat, I just want to say that you don't need to spend lots of money to prove anything on Valentines day. Time and effort are the greatest gifts, breakfast in bed or a romantic meal ...you get the idea. I am nauseated by the cringey way businesses use that particular celebration as another way to wrangle our hard earned cash out of our pockets. They use those charming twin sisters of guilt and obligation to make as much money as possible. 

Now don't get me wrong, I love a bit of shopping, but for what I hope are the right reasons, not guilt and obligation. But rather for appreciation of beautiful things (that would be for myself) or because something is just perfect for someone and it would bring them lots of happiness to have it. 
I don't buy something to say 'I love you'. Nothing says 'I love you' like you saying the words 'I love you'. 
I apologise for my little rant here but the commercialisation of emotion is hideous.

Perhaps I'm also a bit bitter as my husband is not here, he's away for work…we'll, I use the word 'work' very loosely! What I really mean is playing bass in a goth band to thousands of crazy young Japanese goths! But anyway, this Valentines day I celebrate with my lovely children and am doubly happy that hubby gets to do something he loves (I'm not really bitter ;-). Personally I think Valentines day should be about love. Love for each other, love for things you do, just love. Not necessarily romantic love, let's widen the net and get more love out there and more love in here!

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