There's been a lot of gossip about you lately. The usual things: you're not a real holiday, you're never good enough, you're just commercial, and you don't care about people's real feelings. I know they're just rumours. You've never tried to hide what you are--
A chocolate lover, a flower lover, a lover.
Haters Gonna Hate. But why hate on something that we all need?
You don't need to be dressed up, glittered and glammed over the tippy-top (as people seem to anticipate) to be beautiful. A simple word, or a hug, a call home to Mom and Pop-- those are the things that make you so worthwhile and wonderful to me. The humble appreciation for everyone we care about is an important thing that often isn't expressed enough. You give us that kick in the pants we need.
So thank you, Valentine's Day, for telling me what I want to hear.
I love and appreciate you too.
Ps. I also just really love excuses to give out handmade cards, I'm bad-ass with a pair of safety scissors.