Some say Valentine’s Day is overrated.
And I can sometimes agree with that. I am in LOVE with celebrating love. But if you express your heart to the one you love daily, is it necessary to go out and buy expensive gifts on February 14th.?
Sounds like a way to boost the economy if you ask me.? Granted, when anything is commercialized, it “is” trendy and fun. But understanding the history of what we are celebrating should be more important.
St. Valentine was a Roman priest who was beheaded by Emperor Claudius 2, for romantically marrying couples in secret. He died on February 14th., around 273 AD. Valentine’s Day is respectfully named after Saint Valentine in celebration of his death.
Why red roses? Red roses have been a symbol of love since the early 1700’s. The Roman Goddess of Love named Venus, was believed to have favored red roses therefore have earned the title of traditional flowers that symbolizes love.
The cards and love letters became a thing after Valentine was sent to prison. He wrote love letters to a young girl he fell in love with and signed it, “from your Valentine”.
Love is so special and it deserves to be celebrated more days than once a year. It doesn’t have to be anything more than simply holding hands and looking into each other’s eyes. It damn sure doesn’t have to be expensive! ?
This year I pulled out a peplum leather top I’ve had for years, belted it and threw a skirt to make it look sexy for the hubs.
I’m easy to please, just take me away from my daily responsibilities, give me a reason to dress up, feed my belly, and allow me to spend quality time with my husband so he can give me free hugs and kisses. That’s my kind of Valentine’s Day! ?