Hallo meine Lieben,
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I have to say: I am not a fan. It is not that I hate Valentine's Day...it's more like: I don't care very much. I don't know, but I don't need a special day to show my love. I can do that any day of the year. I am also a huge fan of surprises...and let's be honest: roses on Valentines Day are not the biggest surprise ever. But I guess I should also admit that I am probably not the most romantic person ever.
But I am still able to point out some good and bad things about Valentine's Day. Here you go...
What I love.
I love going to the stores and see all the pink and red stuff. It is kind of cute. But I would love to see that all year round I guess.
Plush toys. I love plush toys. Honestly. I probably still own all the plush toys from my childhood and I love to get new ones. So keep them coming. I am still a child, you know.
Clothes with hearts all over them, especially sweaters.
The day makes people's hearts melt which makes them donate money to animal sanctuaries or other good causes.
Chocolate of course. But not just on Valentine's Day. Heart-shaped chocolate is still cute.
I do like getting cards. All the time.
What I hate.
That the whole day is mostly about making money. You have to buy gifts, you have to buy a card, you have to buy chocolate, you have to buy flowers.
It does not mean that much to give a gift on Valentine's Day. You basically do it because Valentine's Day tells you so.
I don't like the pressure.
I like to give gifts when I feel like giving a gift and not when I have to.
I like surprises. And most Valentine's Day gifts are not really a surprise. And also, most people are disappointed when they don't get any Valentine's Day gifts and that is kind of sad.
It makes a lot of single people feel sad. Which is total crap.
Inspired by my friend Bevchen: Valentine's Day should be more about single people, not couples. Couples don't need it. I love the "Be my Valentine" idea.
What are your thoughts? What do you love or hate about Valentine's Day?