It feels like only yesterday we were counting down the seconds to let in the new year with high hopes for something better than what we’ve been experiencing the past two years, but in fact already more than a month has passed and we’re fast approaching one of those holidays that isn’t even an official holiday (seriously, we need more public holidays!) but from a commercial point of view it’s a really big thing.
Let’s face it, you’re going to be smacked in the face with heart motives, candy and flowers (often red roses) in shop window whether you appreciate it or not. Personally I think the idea behind Valentine’s Day isn’t too bad. I mean sure, you should show appreciation for your loved ones on any given day without feeling the social pressure to do so and I’m not too sure about that whole anonymous Valentine thing. There’s a fine line between a secret admirer and a stalker. But on the other hand, it can also be the perfect day to finally let someone know how you feel about them. Obviously you may get rejected, but at least then you (hopefully) can move one. What I definitely don’t appreciate about this day, is the assumption that anyone who hasn’t got a special something, must feel at least a little bit miserable on Valentine’s. Nope! Personally I don’t really care. It is what it is. You’re getting a box of chocolates from your honey, I’ll just get my own. And with that I’ll just leave you with the credits, so you can also get your own new onesie.