8 Feb

Wedding Wenesday: Let’s Talk About Valentine’s Day…

Ok, I know Valentine’s Day doesn’t directly relate to weddings, but with February 14th creeping up on us I feel like I need to get this off my chest…

Why does everyone enjoy bashing Valentine’s Day?!


Seriously, sweets, please help me understand!  I’ve seen tons of anti-V Day Facebook updates and blog posts floating around, from single and committed girls alike, and it’s making me sad!

I know that people like to call Valentine’s Day a “Hallmark Holiday” and I agree that you shouldn’t wait until February 14th to celebrate the love in your life (romantic or otherwise).  But what’s so bad about having a holiday that gives everyone an excuse to be a little extra lovey to their friends, family, and significant others?

My hope for you all is that you take time to acknowledge love all throughout the year and that the people in your life do the same.  So let’s re-frame the way we look at V-Day and take it as an excuse to get dressed up and go to dinner with someone special or stay home and play a board game by candle light.

If you’re single and feeling like February 14th is a day to be dreaded, put a little effort into making special Valentines for your girlfriends… I guarantee that it will make you feel good to put a smile on their faces!

What’s your view on Valentine’s Day?  Does anyone else see it the way I do or are you just not a fan of February 14th?  (All opinions are welcome!)

P.S… Inexpensive gifts for everyone on your V-Day list and What not to get your guy on Feb. 14th

{ posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 }


Comments: {6}

  • Natalie writes:

    I totally agree! What’s the problem with a little extra love?! :)

  • Sara writes:

    I’m with you. I’m single and I love Valentine’s day! Why should it be any worse to be single on Valentine’s day than any other day. Just celebrate a day of love with whoever you love, whether it’s a significant other or not. How can anyone complain about love?

  • kaila writes:

    I could not agree with you more! There is nothing wrong with having one special day each year to make an extra effort with your loved ones! Of course I know my husband loves me and he knows I love him, but it is fun to come up with fun creative ways to show each other how much we love each other! And, I like any excuse to make heart shaped brownies with ice cream, hot fudge, and rasberries! I hope you and Trav have a wonderful Valentines Day! I love both of you!

  • Antonia writes:

    I may be biased, but I always love valentines day. It’s not just my birthday–it’s been a day that my mom and I have always celebrated family love. I always get her a card to thank her for being the most wonderful mom and loving person.

  • Camille writes:

    In latin america, where my family is from, it is ‘dia de amor y amistad,’ which means day of love and friendship. I’ve always thought v-day isn’t just for couples, but for everyone in your like that you love

  • Tina writes:

    I have to come clean – I’m a hater. For me, it always feels like I’ve just come down from the stress of making/finding Christmas gifts for everyone when V-Day hits. Plus, it’s smack in the middle of an onslaught of February/March birthdays in our family (including mine). I hate to be so scroogy, I just can’t make time for another over-hyped, high-stakes holiday. As a general rule, Ryan and I just pretend it doesn’t exist. (Case in point – last year, we spent February 14th at the DMV.)

    That said, I truly commend people who use the day as an excuse to be creatively thoughtful for those they care about. Whatever gets you inspired and inspiring others is awesome in my book. Also, as Kaila pointed out, it’s fun having an excuse for cute romantic surprises. I read a great article recently on Off-Beat Home that helped remind me that it doesn’t have to be all about red roses and candy in heart-shaped boxes. Here’s the link:


    Knowing you, Kim, you and Travis are going to have a fun and memorable 1st Valentine’s Day as Mr. and Mrs. :) Sending lots of love your way!

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