So do you see February 14th as the most romantic day of the year or just commercialism at its worst?
For many businesses, notably confectioners,florists, lingerie shops and restaurants, it can be one of the most profitable days of the year.
As a romance writer you would expect me to be a staunch supporter of Valentine’s day and in many ways I am. I love that couples go out on date nights and lovers make an effort to surprise their partners with a gift but neither of these things have to cost a fortune. Most people truly in love would find a handmade gift or a home cooked supper the most romantic gift of all.
What I dislike about Valentine’s day is the hype, the insistence by the commercial world that if you don’t spend a fortune, your Valentine’s gift it isn’t worth anything.
Well take it from someone who has been married for almost 32 years the money doesn’t matter it’s the thought that counts.
So be a true romantic this year and ignore the pressure from advertisers. Give your loved one your time, help with the chores, so you can enjoy more ‘us’ time and have a delicious home cooked Valentine treat à deux.
Here’s my Valentine’s gift to my husband.
Oops there goes the New Year diet 😦
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