So Valentine’s Day is a holiday I naturally embrace, despite being perpetually single.
I try to send Valentine’s cards to people every year, and really, I’m more fond of this tradition than I am of sending Christmas cards.
This year I bought blank, recycled cards and made my own, unique cards for each person. It was a great excuse to have craft nights.
I also (finally) had enough income to have a sweet treat delivered to people I appreciate. I have cupcakes delivered from Cako to two of the offices I worked in last year. It was my way of saying thanks and just knowing that it was a surprise for people made my day. Sure, I’d love to horde the cupcakes for myself, but knowing that others had a pick-me-up made me happy.
So yes, I am cheesy about at least one holiday. I’m shameless about my affection for heart-shaped anythings, and I’m happy to share that with other people during this time of year.
Don’t let Valentine’s Day become a thing that makes you feel bad about being single, or stresses you out about gift-giving. Own it as a day to celebrate love in all its abstract forms, not just romantic.
Also, dream of Mr. Darcy.