Valentine’s Day. The day of love. The day so many couples put their problems aside and spoil themselves.
But what exactly is Valentine’s Day? You can read my thoughts here today.
Do you know where Valentine’s Day comes from? Nowadays people would just immediately say it’s the “Day of love”, because that’s what the media and shops have taught us. In reality, Valentine’s Day is a day where some martyrs are honored.
This is what Wikipedia has to say about it: “Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine. The Valentines honored on February 14 is Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Romae) and Valentine of Terni (Valentinus ep. Interamnensis m. Romae).”
Couples started trading gifts on this day in the 15th century.
Today it is almost more important than Christmas. But only almost! Shops start to put up Valentine’s decorations weeks in advance – at the same time as the post-Christmas-sale. Good couples have to give each other gifts on this day, right?
My honest opinion about it? No! One day a year is supposed to show how much we love each other? In the remaining 364 days it’s not important, as long as you don’t f*ck up Valentine’s day, or else the relationship is in trouble. *insert eye roll*
We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day because our anniversary is just a couple of weeks away. However, Markus is going to cook something yummy for us tonight and we will enjoy it together – with Daisy of course – and I will try not to spill anything.
Don’t get me wrong, I find the decorations and the pink stuff super cute – hello, they’re PINK! I also buy them for myself. Do I like to get flowers? Sure! But not because it is Valentine’s Day, I also enjoy getting them on March the 15h or November 25th! Chocolate is also always welcome – especially Kinder Eggs – and even better if it’s once a month. Well, once a week and I wouldn’t say no.
What I want to tell you is – it doesn’t matter if it is Valentine’s day or not – show your partner, your friends, siblings and pets how much you love and appreciate them. Not just today, tomorrow and the next day too. Even if they ruin your favorite shirt in the wash or get a scratch on your car (but just a small one!).
Cook an unexpected breakfast, drive up to the mountains or get them their favorite wine/chocolate/whatever they like. When you least expect to get something, you appreciate it even more.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do you love the day or are you annoyed by it? Tell me in the comments what your thoughts are!
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