I’ve realized I’m tired of hearing how much people hate “Hallmark holidays” and how they are boycotting today. Of course it’s a made up holiday! Side note, I worked at Hallmark for a couple years…busiest day was Christmas Eve, not V-Day.
Anyone that knows me knows I love to celebrate anything and everything (including my kitties’ birthdays). So why not this? We have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day….how are they not the exact same thing? A made-up celebration to express extra love and respect and to honor a very special relationship in your life. It’s the exact same with V-Day except it’s with your significant other. And the same way that Mother’s Day can also honor your Grandmother or your friend’s mom that raised you…or even your father for playing that role, why can’t V-Day also be for those that are your significant other in non-traditional ways? Your best friend or your kid or even your pet?
If you’re a lucky Mom, Dad, Boyfriend, Fiance, Wife…you get treated special everyday (I know I do!) but why can’t today just be that day you get to make a big deal of it, throw it around publicly and be extra special?
Bear and I spent the weekend doing random, fun things – the Chocolate Festival at our local Central Market, watched ‘Valentine’s Day’ (SO cute by the way!) and he surprised me with a trip to the outlet mall. Today, we are running some typical Sunday errands and then I’m surprising him with….something! Since he’s the biggest fan of this blog, I will have to keep it a secret for now but I will post pictures soon!
Hope you have a day filled with love regardless of your plans.
P.S. This is what I think of first when I hear “V-Day”: http://www.vday.org/home. Love Eve Ensler and love the cause. Has been far too long since I saw the Vagina Monologues.