Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!


Photo by Lori Sparkia

I just wanted to share a little love today in my section of the universe. Like an addict, the first social media outlet I looked at was Instagram. And while the posts ensuing are unsurprising, I found myself a little blue just scrolling through them!


Maybe it's just me, but Valentine's Day has never been about me and one other person. The holiday is actually my mother's favorite and growing up our house was always decorated and we had the best time creating valentines for all of our friends. My dad would cook and serve us dinner over a beautifully decorated table complete with candles. We shared our love for each other and everyone else, and had a fun time doing so! 


Lot's of people complain it's a "Hallmark Holiday", and just want to buck the system by being negative and not buying anything. Then again, who said you had to buy anything? I spent $2 on stickers and the rest of my supplies are in my art stuff. It's not about spending money, getting presents, heck! It's not even about giving or receiving little paper valentines. It's about spending time with the ones you love. Life is fleeting, why not take a day to all get together, pop open a bottle of champagne and enjoy each other's company?

Happy Valentine's Day friends! I sincerly appreciate those of you who take the time to check my blog, even comment! It's nice to be a part of such a friendly and supportive little community here on the interwebs 
Just my thoughts for today, I'll update soon with some sewin' ;)


6 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day to you too! I really like your perspective on Valentine's Day. With that said, all you need is love.

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    1. Exactly! I hope your Valentine's Day is wonderful!

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  2. Happy Valentines! I so agree with you. It is about the love of your family or friends as well as your partner. I feel kind of sorry for the boys whose girlfriends demand dinner, roses, gifts etc. It should be more about the sentiment and not the spend. My boyfriend and I had Indian take away and watched the Olympics! Pretty basic, but we spent it together

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    1. That's pretty close to what we did! it was actually really satisfying cooking our own basic dinner and topping it off with inexpensive sparkling wine. We didn't get each other anything, there was no pressure to do so and it let us focus on the idea behind the holiday :)

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  3. Definitely agree! We don't really celebrate Valentine's Day so we had our sisters and husbands round for dinner and board games instead, it was lots of fun!

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    1. That sounds super fun! I need to expand my board game collection ;)

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