It's that time of year again! Love is in the air :)
(blouse/skirt/belt: thrifted; socks: uo; necklace: jewelmint; shoes: seychelles)
I won't lie, I enjoy Valentine's Day, and it's not just because I have a crazy sweet tooth, or because I love tradition, but because I think it's really important to have a day to celebrate love! Anniversaries are good too, but I don't even know when mine is. Some people get all in a twist about Valentine's Day being invented by Hallmark and how commercial it all is, but honestly? So what? First of all, they're wrong. Valentine's Day has been around since the 14th century, when courtship was serious business. And maybe it has been a bit commercialized over the years (if Hallmark capitalized on American consumerism, that's just good business), but so has Christmas and St. Patrick's Day and every other holiday known to man (I saw Easter candy on the other end of the Valentine's candy aisle, already...). That doesn't have to be what it's about for me or you. We can choose to celebrate any way we see fit, with homemade cards and gifts, or just a nice dinner out (or in for that matter!). People act like they're being forced to participate in the Hallmark-variety holiday--but that's just nonsense. I still think there can't be anything wrong with having a day designated to love in its various forms. When I was in college, I threw a Valentine's Day Frolic for all of my single friends and we just had a dance party with pink jello shots and that was great fun. I don't know... maybe I'm just tired of all the Debbie Downer "why does the world make me suffer so?" attitudes out there. There are enough serious issues to be upset about--Valentine's Day is absolutely not one of them. We should try to make the best of things... every day should be a celebration!
We all love somebody--whether it's our parents, or our boyfriend, or our best friend. Tell someone you love them today!
As for my Valentine... you know who you are ;)