So, it’s Valentines Day — that day of the year when you can express your love for someone else. Anyone else see something glaringly wrong with that sentence?! Anyone else agree that if you love someone you should show your appreciation for them every day, not just when some over-the-top pricey holiday encourages you to through shameless advertising?
So I’ve been with my boyfriend for about three years now, and Valentines Day has never been a big deal for us. Sure, we exchange cards (usually humorous ones) and he’ll buy me a bunch of roses, but I think I would actually feel incredibly guilty if he were to ever purchase an extravagant gift in mid February — it’s only just been Christmas and my birthday isn’t until August. Why would I need materialistic to prove to me he loved me, and likewise why would I go overboard and treat him to something that he doesn’t need, just because it’s some American holiday which, actually, has a pretty brutal story behind its history?
(This is becoming a rant — sorry!) I’m not saying that if you want to spoil your partner then don’t. What I want people to remember is that you shouldn’t let a day define your emotions. Want to make them feel special? Why not tell them every day that they’re important to you, make them breakfast, offer to do the dishes, support them through anything that’s bothering them. Want to have dinner? How about going to the effort to cook for them instead of taking them out for an over-priced set menu meal that requires no thought at all? It’s true what they say, it’s the little things that count.
Hope you all had a wonderful day lovelies! x