Thursday, January 15, 2009

Valentine's Day - Part I

So the stores are once again (and a month in advance) pulling out their Valentine's wares. The commercialism of any holiday takes away from it and especially on Valentine's Day, gives fuel to those who oppose it. I love a reason to celebrate, and whats not to love about a holiday dedicated to celebrating love? You do not necessarily have to spend money and although technically you should always let your loved ones know you care, whats wrong with a day devoted to that purpose? I can only see really hating Valentines day if your just bitter about the whole love thing, and if thats the case, its best to just put on your blinders and ignore it.

Unless I find a really cool card, I like to make cards for a few people I'd like to give love to. (Don't feel bad if you don't get one! It doesn't mean I don't love you!) And although I have bought things for people before, one of my best Valentines involved having a surprise dinner cooked for me. On other occasions just spending time together was great.

I am a little bit of a pink fuzzy romantic at times, but I see nothing wrong with Valentines Day celebrated in an honest (not forced) nor "in your face" (like the stores do) sort of way.
This year I don't know what I'll do, I may crawl in a cave or I may hang out. Who knows? But, I won't hate on anyone else either way.

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which is more important? i.e. which would you choose at the exclusion of the other?