Monday, 13 February 2017

Enough with the Valentine's Hate


Valentines Day is tomorrow, I know that people say that we should show our affections each and every day of the year, and I have to say I agree, but I personally don't see the harm in having an excuse to spoil that special person in my life on Valentines Day. Yes it's a commercial holiday, yes it can be cheesy, but that's part of the fun right?

I remember on the very first Valentines Day Luke and I were together, I stood in the card shop looking for something that wasn't too 'in your face', I was there for ages. We had only been together a month, so I wanted to mark the day but not come on too strong, because that could have been a little bit too fast too soon!

As I was stood there looking for a card that had something a little lighter than 'love' emblazoned all over it, I got talking to a lady who was in a similar situation and eventually we both walked away with the same card, it was simple sweet and said just what I needed it to, but boy was it hard finding a card on that very first Valentines Day.

Luke and I do things throughout the year, we love a good date night, so for us Valentines Day is just another excuse to go out and do something just the two of us, We don't spend a fortune on gifts, this Card-Cutters Valentines round up for gift ideas under £30 has lot's of great ideas, we do love a good dose of cheese on the most romantic day of the year. We usually go out for a slap up meal and have a few bottles of wine, this year I really want to go and see 50 Shades Darker, so that might be an option for tomorrow night. We haven't made any real plans this year, which is a first. 

Everywhere I have looked this year I have seen people tearing Valentines Day down, it's why I don't understand? No one is saying that you should just show how you feel on this one day, it's just the perfect excuse to fit in a date night that you might not ordinarily have. Some couples don't get the opportunity to go out spontaneously because they don't have the childcare help that they need to do so. I am really lucky that my family are so close by and Leo loves to visit, it gives me flexibility to be able to go to the movies or out for a romantic dinner with the other half, but I know just how lucky I am on that front, and I know that not everybody get's to do it.

The lack of love radiating towards Valentines Day is hitting me like a brick wall, the anti-Cupid's we shall call them, just like Scrooge's at Christmas. The best advice I can give anyone is buy the card, organise a bouquet of flowers and just make an extra special effort, because it's just one day, but those little efforts might just put a big smile on your special ladies face.

Suck it up anti-Cupid's.











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