2.14.2013

Valentines Schmalentines

I've never really understood the holiday that falls on February 14th.  One day a year you give your significant other a purchased showing of your love. What about the other 364 days?  It's sure good business for the card, chocolate and flower makers though. I just feel like showing your love should not be limited to one day. Why not give someone a card just because? anti valentine card funny no purpose card for all occasions choose your color greeting card letterhappy etsy valentine card
                                                                                                                  (Card by Letterhappy)
 Or give them a chocolate because you know it's their favorite? And why is it flowers, cards and chocolate anyways? The best gifts can't be bought. Unless it's books. haha.  I'm not married. I'm not in a relationship.  Am I bitter about this? I don't think so.  I just feel like all Valentine's Day does is make people buy crap they don't want because it's expected and remind all the people who aren't in a relationship that they aren't and maybe make them feel bad.  I realize Valentine's doesn't solely revolve around married/involved couples. But I'm not a kid anymore, so that's what it stands for now.

All that being said, I totally bought myself some Valentine's chocolates. And a box of chocolate turtles for my dad. It will be his first Valentine's Day since my step-mom died.  What a lovely reminder for him.

All that being said, I do have some fun memories of this now not so liked holiday. My fond memories of Valentine's Day growing up as a kid revolve around my grandparents.  Every Valentine's Day they would stop by all the grandchildren's houses, ring the door bell, drop some presents on the steps then make a mad dash. So much fun. And I suppose in my elementary school days I enjoyed the exchanging of little valentine's cards that you had to give to every classmate so as not to hurt anyone's feelings. Let's face it, all I cared about was the candy!

I have nothing against anyone who likes this holiday.  Enjoy! I suppose if it makes someone show their love when they normally wouldn't, then that's a good thing.

BUT, for the people who maybe share my feelings about February 14th, enjoy these anti-valentine's gifts! (Although most of these seem to be more on the anti-love side. Who cares, I still loves them :)

I found all of these on Etsy and will link to their page.

My Anti-Valentine - upcycled leather cuff-hand stamped silverware jewelry
Upcycled Leather Cuff by Misguided Goodgirls
 
 
Valentines Schmalentines, Anti Valentine Button - 1 inch PIN or MAGNET Love is in the Air, Anti Valentines Button, 1 inch Pin or Magnet
Buttons by snottub
 
leather cuff bracelet Gothic stitched heart Anti Valentine
Leather Cuff Bracelet by TheRavensDaughter
 
 
Valentines Mug  V is for Vodka Anti valentines day Funny travel mugs
 
Mended Heart necklace. Sterling Silver and Thread. Heartbreaker Necklace. Broken Heart. Stitched Heart. Anti ValentineA LITTLE pricey but still cool
Mended Heart Necklace by Arrok
 
 
One of my favorite artists is Jeff Thomas who is famous for his Pon and Zi artwork. Disturbingly sweet. Here are some love-related pieces.
 
 
 
 
The down side of love..hahah
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Valentine's Day! <3

3 comments:

  1. I'm married, but I still agree it's a pretty stupid holiday. It's no different than any other day, or at least it shouldn't be. It's a way cuter as a holiday for little kids when everyone is included and families do something fun like your story with your grandparents. It's really sweet you got your dad chocolate though. I'm so sorry about your step-mom. I was getting a little teary-eyed reading that :(

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    1. I loved Valentine's when I was a kid! So much better! Thanks for your comment :)

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    2. You're welcome! I just wrote a weekly round-up of interesting posts & news and linked to this post, so I just wanted to let you know :)

      You can read it here.

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