I absolutely love the Valentine’s Day holiday. I know, I know…a lot of people say it’s “just another Hallmark holiday,” that it’s “too commercialized,” or that it’s “A day that makes single people feel bad about themselves.” But I disagree! I think it’s a day full of love and romance that should be honored like all other important holidays. There are so many reasons to commemorate it.
- It’s a day for couples to remember how in love they are. When there are pink paper hearts adorning every coffee shop window, heart-shaped chocolate boxes sprinkled throughout grocery store aisles, and diamond commercials in between TV shows, how could you not fall more in love with your other half?
- Nothing says “Thank you for being my support system, my best friend through thick and thin, and loving me through all of life’s challenges” like a dozen slowly dying roses.
- Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries…wait, is that all? Wow. To be honest, couples just don’t have enough holidays to give each other gifts. Good thing someone thought to add another one.
- New Year’s resolutions were frankly starting to make a lot of people way too thin and in shape. A steak dinner, red wine, and a very large box of chocolates will weaken willpower in no time.
- A lot of single people are single for a reason, and it’s important to remind them that they’re alone in the world. Valentine’s Day is a good wake up call for those without a significant other to take an introspective look at themselves and figure out what’s wrong with their personality.
- How are elementary school classes going to figure out who the popular kids are unless they can count which students got the most valentines?
- Mothers are honored on Mother’s Day, fathers are honored on Father’s Day, and veterans are honored on Veteran’s Day. Why do all of these important people get a special day but couples don’t? Oh wait! They do!
- Christmas is long gone, and boy Hallmark is suffering! Valentine’s Day helps them to get back on track with frilly cards dedicated to love.
- The population is rapidly dwindling. Scientists say that the planet is way underpopulated and at this rate in 100 years, humanity will be completely diminished. Oysters, dark chocolate, and Valentine’s Day are all natural aphrodisiacs, so, couples! Start reproducing!
- Let’s be honest, everyone. These days, single people have all the fun. In between showing up to parties alone, staying in on Saturday nights, and desperately swiping through the scarce selection on Tinder, they’re hogging all the good times. It’s important to remind couples that, hey! You’re special, too!
- Valentine’s Day…what a great test for men! Does he love his woman enough to make the right plans on the most romantic day of the year? Or does he make plans that don’t really meet her expectations, proving that he doesn’t even care about her at all? Ah, the anticipation!
- These days, couples just don’t post enough of their business on social media. I mean, WHERE did you guys have brunch on Sunday?! WHAT do you look like when you’re kissing by the seashore?? I’m DYING to see a video of you both singing Taylor Swift in the car! Give us SOMETHING, guys! There’s not enough of you on my feed! This holiday presents a great reminder for couples to post selfies of themselves “On a Valentine’s Day hike,” “Having a romantic night in,” or “Getting a V-day cocktail with my babe lol.”
So Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Enjoy celebrating!