Happy Valentine’s Day! I have had a lifelong love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. On one hand, I realize that it is a holiday totally marketed to our over-spending culture to spend some more money and… do we as a culture need a specified day to tell our loved ones we love them? But. I do looooove chocolate and to have a holiday driven by chocolate gifts- it is kind of a win.
And. Valentine’s Day eve is Bub and my first date anniversary. So, Valentine’s Day has taken on a new meaning for me. Yes, the girl that never had a Valentine’s date, now celebrates it as an anniversary. It works for us. Bub and I both really love chocolates- it’s one time a year that Bub and I unabashedly dig into a mass-marketed holiday that has no substantial religious content. But, generally a big box of chocolates does make an appearance in our house.
As you may, or may not remember, we send Valentines rather than Christmas cards.
This year was no exception. Our Valentines are postcards- for a couple reasons. The first is because they cost less to mail. The second is there is less paper waste and third, it requires a hand-written note. We could for all practical purposes and with the same reasons send a Christmas card- but, in relation to Christmas cards that you receive, how many Valentines do you get in the mail- most likely, far fewer.
Whether you buy into Valentine’s Day or not. I hope you have a great day and seeing as how it is Friday- I hope you have a kickin’ weekend as well! (Bub and I had a lunch date sans Baby Bub to celebrate our anniversary earlier this week- we’ll both be at work tonight.)