The Dichotomy of Valentine’s Day
My apologies for the blurry picture but I took this myself with my Blackberry this morning. Can you believe that Necco hearts have a Twitter reference now??!?!?!?!?!
Valentine’s Day has never been a very important holiday in my house, both growing up and now. I’m a little torn because it can be so commercial. 1 billion cards mailed each year. That’s second to only Christmas! I made handmade valentine’s for my kids . Not sure if they liked them better or not than the Hallmark cards they received in the mail. I don’t expect or want a box of chocolates (Have you SEEN my ass?!?! LOL!) and flowers are stupidly expensive on this day. Make no mistake I LOVE getting flowers (Especially pink roses! Hint Hint…) but not on Valentine’s Day.
My take on Valentine;s Day is this: Tell the people that you care about that you do and how much. You don’t even need to spend a fortune on cards ($4-$10 each! Ouch!). Now you can Tweet, Facebook, or Text Message the people you love and adore and spread Valentine cheer at virtually no cost! I found myself posting Valentine tweets and Facebook messages and feeling like this was “normal”. It felt great to spread cheer to those of whom I could not be present. So perhaps like the Necco hearts, Valentine’s Day is embracing social media. Chocolates and flowers may cease to exist IRL as V-Day gifts. The new “generous” is spreading the love over bandwidth.
This is Day 10 of The 28 Day Bogging Challlenge