Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentine's Day...

also known as Saint Valentine's Day, the 14th of February. All around the world people celebrate this "holiday" as the Americans call it. But why do we need to? I can see the point that it's really cute for loved ones to send each other cards and all that. But has it not gone a little too crazy over the last couple of years? All the things you can get in the shops, i know it's not so bad in Denmark, but in England all the windows are filled with hearts and stuff already!

I have never celebrated this day myself until last year, and to be honest it's probably only cause my boyfriend is English that i do. It's very sweet and thoughtful, sure, but to me it's just another day in a year putting pressure on people, finding the right and perfect present for their loved ones. Maybe it's just cause i'm not very good at finding personal and nice presents, i don't know. But i just don't see the need to have a day like this. A day for people to tell others their true feelings? Why do people need a day for that? Can't they say it any other day? Do some people wait months for this day to come before they dare to say anything to somebody they really like? I think that's just stupid, if that's the case. I like every day to be like this day. Not getting each others cards and stuff, but telling someone you love them, you just do when it's right and not cause it's Valentine's. Although to be honest, after having said all this, i'll probably still get my boyfriend a card, just cause it's sweet in some way, and i know he'll get me one too, so it's just a nice little thing really. But tell me what you think about Valentine's Day? Do you celebrate it yourself? Or do you think it's a stupid tradition?

1 comment:

Mikkel said...

I absolutely hate it... Not the part about showing someone that you really love them, but the thought of having an artificial holiday (or so it is en Denmark at least) dragged down over my head, really bugs me.
I'd love to shower some girl in chocolate and roses, but it's gonna be on the any other day...
But maybe that's just me being a grumpy old fart :-P