Truth be told, I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. I believe that it's an awfully commercialized way to get people to spend an average of $126 on overpriced flowers, chocolates, gifts and dinners in packed restaurants. The Hubby and I don't need to spend $252 merely to reiterate what we already know to be true. (Seriously, who spends that much??).
Regarding flowers: If I'm receiving flowers, I would much prefer to get four bouquets throughout the year for the same price as one on February 14.
Regarding chocolates: I can't eat most of those fancy-shmancy creamy chocolates. Give me a bag of Dove dark chocolates with almonds, and it will last me a month.
Regarding gifts: n/a. Well, I did get a new pair of running tights last week, and the Hubby ordered some new dress shirts and ties from Kohls last weekend (we're talking dirt cheap: slim-fit dress shirts for $7.68 and ties for $6.14 after some discount magic). There is a rumor that I might be getting an electric blanket soon, which sounds superb to me!
Regarding dinner: Well, we went gourmet this evening and had Qdoba for dinner. Why? Because a) we adore Qdoba and b) did you hear about their buy one, get one free promotion?
You can bet we were there...I will use any excuse to eat their gumbo!
Finally, despite not loving Valentine's Day, I did cave and put up some lovey-dovey decor (which is rather similar to our lovey-dovey decor from last year...), because everything seems so bland once we take down our Christmas decorations.
And of course, my favorite heart wreath is still hanging where it has been for the last year... (click through to the heart-shaped felt wreath tutorial).
|I stand by my claim that LOVE is totally appropriate year-round!|
Whether you adore Valentine's Day or loathe even hearing the word, I hope you had a lovely day today!