My husband and I haven't done much (if anything) the past several years on Valentines Day. I think mostly because we can't justify spending the money on a "silly" holiday and because my birthday is quite close. BUT working in a supercenter/ supermarket/ I never know what to call Meijer I see hundreds of people (mostly men) scrambling through store this week trying to find the perfect flowers (okay lets be real, some of them just grab the first bunch they see and take off running) and candy and stuffed animals. It really is kind of silly, "It's February 14th. I better buy my gal some romantic stuff." But working in the stores and seeing the masses partaking in the silliness all at once is always a really awesome experience for me. Something about witnessing man after man after man and then a few woman here and there carrying large bouquets of roses through the store makes me smile and smile and smile again. I just love it. Knowing that millions of people all on the same day will be receiving gifts, sentiments of love, and FLOWERS... ooh, it's really neat.
Similarly I love the stores being "decorated" with thousands of roses all week long. Maybe the roses are placed all over everywhere because they are for sale but in my mind they are all there to make my path incredibly more beautiful and it makes me giggle.
Happy Valentines Day to you all, whether you celebrate the silly holiday or not, whether you claim to have a valentine or not, whether you will be receiving roses or not, Happy Valentines Day!