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I’m sorry to sound like a drip, but I just can’t get all hyped up about Valentine’s Day. Ok, so it’s the day that you celebrate your love for your loved one. Isn’t that supposed to be everyday, why need a specific day to do this?
The Wikipedia says: “Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. In North America, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.”
You can read more here.
I’m sure it started off as an innocent thing, but it has now just become a commercialised way of making money.
Companies start advertising Valentine’s Day right after New Year’s. I bet you by tomorrow we’ll probably start seeing adverts for Easter.
I love my wife, she knows that, I don’t need a special day to prove it to her. Yes, I will go out and probably buy her a bunch of flowers and ten to one take her out for dinner, but I still think it’s just a clever ploy. One of those commercial brain washing things to get you to spend money.
In: Rants & Raves