I want to wish everyone a great Saint Valentine's Day! Hope you are all having a great time with your families and friends.
I'll be honest with you, I only celebrated this day while attending elementary school. All the kids sent each other anonymous Valentines through class' mail box and we had a school dance. We always had a great time.
As we all grew up, it seemed like this holiday turned into a depressing day for everyone since myself and all my friends never had anyone to share this day with. So we decided to always share it with each other. The best Valentine's day I've had was with my girl friends. Our dates canceled on us at the last minute (wasn't that nice? hah), but we didn't let that ruin our day. We met up, got each other flowers, got a pizza and had a great time :)
Now with a husband and a kid, we don't really celebrate this day. To me, just having the company of each other is good enough. I think Valentine's Day turned into a big manufactured holiday. Stores around the mall expect us to give each other diamonds, expensive chocolates and presents in general. Whoever Saint Valentine was, I doubt he had diamonds in mind as gifts for this day. It's a day to share love and affection. Maybe we should stop feeding the department stores with all the extra money and just spend this day together with a nice homemade dinner? :)
That's my two cents.
Happy Valentine's Day :)