Whenever I ask people what they think about Valentine’s Day, I’m always met with mixed reviews. Usually it’s along the lines of, it’s just another way of making us spend money or it’s far too commercialised. However, for me I like the whole lovey-dovey stuff that comes with it!
Why Bother? It’s Just A Manufactured Day!
In my experience, men in general (not all), really haven’t got a clue about romance. They think making a romantic gesture has to be a huge gesture, something memorable. Maybe they feel under pressure to do something and “get it right”, but actually there’s nothing to fear. Don’t get me wrong, grand gestures are nice but sometimes the simple things have to best results.
When I met my husband we were both in our teens, and Valentine’s Day was something cute to go along with. However, we’ve now been married for 19 years but because we started out in our relationship celebrating Valentine’s Day, it’s something we still do. I appreciate that we don’t need a certain day of the year to tell each other that we love one another, but I like the fact that it’s one day, once a year when a loving gesture is welcomed. If you don’t want to get caught in the trap of buying something typically Valentine for your other half, then consider a more simple but meaningful gift. Maybe a just card that you write something special in, would be more happily received than a handful of roses.
For me; I think it’s one day to make a little bit of effort, to make that special person in your life feel appreciated. I know that it shouldn’t need a date and a title to make you do this, but often life gets in the way. With work, kids and everything else that goes into the day to day routine, it’s nice to have one day when you should think about each other, even if this is forced upon us!