I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day…. I never was. First of all it creates pressure to give your loved one something that will be way too overpriced because companies take advantage of upping prices. I remember the first Valentines day that my other half and I celebrated together. He bought me a dozen roses and told me that every year he was going to add a dozen to that count. Well on our second Valentine’s I asked him straight out how much he spent on the 2 dozen roses and when I heard that it was over $300, I felt so bad that he had spent that much. I told him to never buy me roses on Valentine’s again. Then there is always the issue of trying to get a reservation in a restaurant that will just be too damn crowded for comfort. So for years now he and I have agreed to just not succumb to the pressure of V-Day. I do wish him a Happy Valentine’s Day and let him know that I love him, but as far as feeling pressured to go out and buy a gift or prove our love monetarily…. There’s no need!
This doesn’t mean I will take the joy of the day away from my kids. In fact I love surprising them with little goodie bags full of treats and sweets. Tomorrow I am planning on putting together some Valentine’s Day baskets for my kids and my nieces while they’re at school. Nothing beats coming home from school and having a special gift waiting!