It took me aback a little because it was weird seeing a flyer like that in the public library but I could dig it as well. It was nice to see them thinking outside of the box when it came to activities for its cardholders, but it also got me to thinking, what type of person hates Valentine’s Day?
I loved Valentine’a Day ever since I was a little kid. When I was in elementary school, we always had parties on Valentine’s Day and made mailboxes out of shoeboxes for all of the cards we received. Back then, we all gave everyone a card in the class whether we liked them or not because it was the right thing to do.
When I got to high school, it was a little different. My high school had Valentine’s Day dances which were of course a popular hangout. The school also sold Rose-a-grams in which boys and girls could purchase and give to their boos. When I was a Junior, I got my first set of long stemmed roses sent to the school on my behalf. I loved showing them off.
As an adult, I always had a steady, so Valentine’s Day was a day I always looked forward to. When I was married, my husband would always gift me with a token. But most important, it wasn’t about the “gift”. It was about the love we shared and still share. I never feel lonely on Valentine’s Day. And since my daughter was born three days after, this time of year is filled with birthday preparation.
So I guess I don’t understand the anti-Valentine’s day trend.
Is it because it’s looked upon as a useless holiday filled with high caloric candy, chocolates, and flowers that will die within a week or two? Is it because of the commercialism that hypes the holiday? Or is it because some Bitter Bettys and Bitter Bobs can’t seem to get over their past loves, and want to ruin it for the ones that do enjoy the love and fanfare?
I wish I had a clue.
I guess it is good to be able to have a counter-party event. For those that don’t particularly like the holiday. I just don’t understand why one wouldn’t want to embrace the love.
Are you for or against Valentine’s Day? Share your thoughts below.