I am not a Valentine’s Day junkie. It may seem from all my posts lately and my affinity for painting sweet treats that Valentine’s Day is my favorite day of the year. Actually, quite the contrary.
While the 8 year old girl inside me loves the bright, warm colors and glittery hearts everywhere, Valentine’s Day is just another day. My husband and I never have really made a big deal out of it. I don’t need romance or roses (however, I never will say no to a good box of chocolates). This past Saturday, we were able to grab a quick dinner, just the two of us with no kids to whine or complain while we chewed our meal, and as we left the restaurant he half-joked, “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
For me Valentine’s Day 2017 will be all about my kids. I want them to feel a day of magic, love, glitter, hearts, and treats! I will shower them with affection and tell them how much I love them. I will attend my daughter’s class Valentine’s Day party, which is one of the highlights of the year for her. And I will give them small, fun gifts and, yes of course, some candy. Hopefully, they will repay the love and share the candy with me.
And my husband? Well I don’t fully subscribe to the notion of Valentine’s Day romance, but I do think it is a great reminder to pause and tell those around you how much they mean to you. Days in my household are busy and I definitely forget to stop and say, “I love you” as much as I should to him. Yes, it is sad that I need a Hallmark holiday to do just that, but sometimes I need a big, pink glittery heart to hit me upside the head to get my act in gear.
However you choose to celebrate (or not celebrate), Happy Valentine’s Day. Enjoy. Then go to the store tomorrow and buy your favorite candy, at a discount.