What does Valentine’s day mean to you?
Last year 14.7 billion dollars was spent world wide on Valentine’s day goodies such as roses, candy, gifts, food. I am sure I can think of ways 14.7 billion dollars would be better spent, but heck…. the things we do for special ones in our lives.
Well for me it starts about two weeks prior when you start seeing heart shaped balloons in the grocery store, ads on the computer for roses and the reservation books filling up at work. Table for two please…..
Valentine’s Day for the last 27 years meant for the most part (I work). Being in the Restaurant industry, it is one of our busiest days of the year. Now for this one reason, I always the first to tell friends and family- DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME GOING OUT ON VALENTINE’S DAY. This is because to me it is not romantic at all. We are shuffling people in and out of a crowded restaurant and as quickly as possible. We will probably have at least 10 marriage proposals tomorrow evening in this not so quiet atmosphere. We will probably experience as many arguments at the dinner table as well. Someone having expectations that their better half could not bring forth for some reason or another. If you want to go out for a quiet candle lit dinner then WAIT…. go a few days before or even a few days after.
To me Valentine’s Day should be spent with your loved one maybe at home with a candle lit dinner, soft jazz or classical music for ambiance. Then light a fire or snuggle on the couch or in bed watching a movie, cuddling, kissing, giggling. Or maybe a romantic walk under the full moon we will be having on February 14th~weather permitting.
I am a lover, I am sentimental, but I chose for that not to be on February 14th.