First off I’d like to wish my hubby a Happy Valentine’s Day! Secondly, I’d like to tell everyone else that I believe this is a holiday meant for couples, not mother’s, father’s, sister’s, brother’s, children, and any other relative I may have left out. If I sent out a card to every relative on this day I would spend over a hundred dollars just on cards, can you say Hallmark holiday.
Valentine’s Day is the second largest card sending holiday with an estimated one billion valentine cards sent each year. According to the Greeting Card Association, it is only surpassed by Christmas where an estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent. Thank you to all who have sent me a card, but unless you are my husband you will not be receiving one in return. I am like the Valentine’s Day Grinch, I refuse to get sucked up into the hype of roses, candy and cards for everyone.
There is an actual history behind the holiday but I won’t bore you with the details, if you’d like to read more about the history check out this site: The Holiday Spot. Valentine’s Day dates back as far as 270 A.D. and over a thousand years later it has turned into a money making day for Hallmark, restaurants, florists and just about any store you walk into these days. I bet St. Valentine could never have predicted the profit that would be made on this day.
I hope all the couples and lovers out in the world have a romantic Valentine’s Day with each other as I will be having with my husband, enjoying the delicious chocolate covered strawberries he sent to me!
My name is Toni and I am a mother, wife, runner, blogger and RN originally from Long Island. I now reside in Tampa Bay. I blog about running, health, fitness and my life. Follow my journey as I run, love and live my life to the fullest.