If you think there’s a growing trend when it comes to Scrooges at Christmas time, try talking to people about their thoughts on Valentine’s Day.
For everyone you know who celebrates the day with flowers, chocolate and candlelight dinners with a significant other, you probably know someone who insists the holiday was created by the card and candy manufactures.
According to the History Channel website, finding an actual historical reference for the holiday isn’t as easy as you might think, but they do talk about several of the most popular beliefs.
While I can understand the negativity around the idea of equating love with the purchase of symbolic items, I really have a hard time understanding why anyone would dismiss they chance to express their love to those around them.
Whether it’s a romantic love or one based in family or friendship, expressing that love–not with items purchased, but with words and/or kind gestures–can not be a bad thing. But, then, you don’t need to mark a special day on the calendar to do that. One should never let that opportunity pass.
Hope all of you have a happy Valentine’s Day with someone you love.