Valentine’s Day is on the way! For those of you who have already rolled your eyes, or who are dreading the cheesiness of February 14, let me remind you of the lovely things to enjoy about the day.
1. Single? No excuse.
A lovely thing about Valentine’s Day is that you don’t have to be in a relationship to have a great day. There is no reason to not join in on the festivities. My mum always used to put a funny ‘love note’ in my lunchbox when I went to school on Valentine’s Day. My best friend and I would take each other to the movies to make fun of gushy (or often awkward-looking) couples on their first dates. Or, if all your friends are taken, spend time with your loved ones for a fun dinner and movie night indoors.
2. Red roses
Red roses are a classic and timeless expression of love. In fact, why wait for Valentine’s Day as an excuse to gift them to someone who should have a reminder of their importance to you?
3. Sweets ?
Due to many of our New Year’s resolutions of eating better, and to cut-down on sugar, how timely is February 14 to act as the perfect exception to this rule? Chocolate is great, and comes in many different flavours, and is simply a wonderful creation for anyone in love or single… ?
4. Cheesey Valentine’s movies in the cinema and on TV
I enjoy the cheese. The cheese on the tellie at Christmas time, and around Valentine’s Day. I think these movies should be embraced and taken at face-value – remember they are for entertainment purposes only.
5. February 15 chocolate sales
Heart-shaped chocolates that were expensive luxuries prior to February 14 are now in the half-price sale. Stock up!
6. Excuse to feel loved-up and on Cloud 9!
Today isn’t about the thorns, it’s about the beauty! Embrace today as an excuse to acknowledge the lovely people around you – whether it’s via mail, or in flower-form.