First of all, I wish everyone a very special and loving Valentine’s Day! Honestly, I had hardly ever heard of Valentine, until I moved to the US. In the Netherlands we didn’t ‘do’ Valentine’s Day. Things have changed, however, shop owners see euro signs and gladly jump in.
Personally I think it’s a great thing. Any celebration of love is cherished. Now, there are different ways of showing your love, of course. This day shouldn’t be about buying each other expensive gifts or, even worse, let somebody else buy a gift for your special love. Just because you can’t (or won’t) spend any time to look for the perfect card.
Also I like the idea of spreading love. Valentine’s Day is a day for all lovers, whether you are in a relationship or not. How nice to find a special little note or little gift for a neighbor, a friend or a family member. Any time of the year. Not just on February 14th, mind you. It’s even more special to surprise someone on any given day.
Because with traditions like these, I am sorry for all the people who will be disappointed. Who won’t receive any special mail today. Don’t let it get to you. You are loved! I love you. Sincerely. Even if we’ve never met, I know you are special. And you deserve every treat this day has to offer. And any other day as well. Enjoy your life, you are so much worth it.
And on that note: If you don’t want to go out by yourself on this day, just dine in. Make it special. This is your Valentine’s Day. So buy yourself a rose, or some nice flowers. Don’t forget to buy yourself something sweet as well. And make your dinner a little extra special today. You are worth pampering. Don’t wait for this other person to spoil you.
And last but definitely not least, buy yourself a card. A card that says something true and special about you. Even better, make one yourself. Find your favorite quote or affirmation and tell yourself to celebrate every day! Make it as pretty as you can, for its receiver is a very special person. Put it in a frame and look at it often. Just so you’ll remember there is nobody exactly like you. And just because of that the whole world loves you.