Why I have always loved Valentine’s Day

Over the years, I have noticed that quite a few people don’t care for February 14th. Mind you, some think this holiday is a money grab (maybe), while others are upset to be single on this romantic holiday. For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed valentines day. The following are the reasons why:

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1. First and foremost, my mother made Valentine’s Day so special for us. I’m a words-of-affirmation type girl, and she’d always write each of us a nice card. I felt particularly loved by my mother on Valentine’s Day. To me, Valentine’s Day seems more like a holiday to celebrate ALL of the people you love in your life, especially family. So it never really bothered me if I was single on Valentines Day.

2. Did I mention that my love language is words-of-affirmation? Oh how I loved writing and receiving valentines in grade school. I also love the colour pink. It’s my favourite.

3. There’s nothing sweeter than seeing grown men picking out cards, flowers, or chocolate for their sweetie. This morning while driving downtown Napanee, I saw an elderly man who appeared to be in his 80’s walking down the street with a heart-shaped balloon and a bouquet for flowers. The poor balloon was mostly deflated due to the cold. But it was the sweetest sight, like something out of the movies. I must admit that I became teary while watching him hobble down the icy sidewalk with his gift for his sweet heart.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY to you!

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