Valentine’s Day – Love It or Not?Posted by Kevin on February 13 at 09:35 pm
Ali and I had our first date on February 3, 1996. We were in high school together, I was a senior, she was a junior. We had a nice date, said goodnight and I went home. The next school week passed without my calling her and we rarely crossed paths in school during the day. The following weekend passed, still I didn’t call her. It’s already been discussed many times that this was STUPID on my part, so trust me, I know what you’re thinking…
By the time February 13 arrived, I finally realized how dumb I was and redeemed myself by asking her out for Valentine’s Day. She said yes and well, the rest is history. I found out later that in the time between our first date and my eventual call, she told all her friends I was a big jerk and that she’d never go out with me again even if I did call. She must be all talk because it only took her about 3 seconds to say yes to a second date
Ever since this first Valentine’s day redemption date, we’ve always celebrated the day. I’ve always liked Valentine’s day. I remember in elementary school, for the first 2 weeks of February, the students ran a “post office” to deliver valentines between the classes. I wasn’t exactly a ladies man in elementary school, so I never got many valentines, but my mom always came up to school and sent me one through the post office to make sure I had at least one to open.
Ali and I normally celebrate the usual ways: a nice dinner out, a card, and maybe a small gift. I hear a lot of people talking about how this “holiday” is for the greeting card companies. While I understand their argument, I like it because it gives me a reason to slow down and have a nice, romantic evening with Ali. Sometimes with Lima Beads, we’re so busy and things are moving so quickly that we can go months without a romantic evening to ourselves, so we welcome February 14th every year.
What’s your opinion – great holiday or greeting card company profit machine? Vote below and share your Valentine’s day plans/history in the comments!