Valentine's that is....
It drives me crazy sometimes the high street commercialism of it all. As soon as Christmas is out of way and we are spent up, Oh no, we need to get our hard earned pennies out again and spend it on some tat, for the ones we love. I do wonder if I am a little hypocritical, as of course I sell pretty wares, and of course I promote certain items on a seasonal basis, so am I not a part if this commercialism. Though of course I would certainly like to think my items are not tat, and they have in no way been part of a manufactured run of things that just have no purpose whatsoever ( red, cheap looking plastic roses spring to mind )
I do think some of the Valentine's items available in stores are quite laughable, ( chocolate willies) though I guess if it does make one laugh then maybe that is alright. Laughter they say is good for the soul, and I do lurrrrvve chocolate :0) Though with Christmas, and my poor husband's wallet barely being closed, he then feels he has to dive in and get his money out, yet again for Valentines, and then of course soon there shall be Mother's Day. Do we WANT to do it, or do we feel we HAVE to do it, would it appear mean if there were no gifts upon Mother's breakfast trays, no valentine's treats declaring our love.... I think a sweet hand drawn painting , a big squeeze from the children, perhaps a little inexpensive handmade with love gift, means so much more than anything one could buy in a high street shop.
So, for me, I shall be looking here for an inexpensive gift for my man, and I shall be asking him if he really wants to spend his pennies to spend them there too. I remember being single and I used to quite dislike Valentine's, all these lovey dovey people holding hands and smooching and oohing and ahhing ( of which I am now perhaps, on a good day, one of those people )
Bless my mum, she always used to send me a card, even when I was living at home, would address it, post it and put a big ? on it....
I think to this day, she doesn't realise I knew they were from her ;0)