Did you know that an estimated 1 billion Valentine's cards are sent to commemorate the holiday, this makes it the second most popular card sending holiday second to Christmas. Not surprisingly, 85% of the cards are sent by women.
I have been reading a lot this week about people who get depressed on Valentine's day because they do not have a significant other, someone they love, to celebrate with. When in fact love is all around them; their family, friends and more. I might add that most people are surrounded by love all of the time. So why should we celebrate that only one day a year?
I know that Valentine's day is supposed to be a romantic holiday filled with hearts, flowers, cupids and chocolate. But frankly I like to spend it celebrating love, all kinds of love not just "romantic" love. The love of good friends, family, my husband and even sending a few cards to people that I know who have lost their loved ones. After all, who doesn't want to be told they are loved and cherished?
I personally think Valentine's day should be about celebrating that. Life is so short and very precious. Why not spend this Valentine's day telling your husband, wife, kids, family, friends and more telling them how much they mean to you, how special they are and how much you love them.
Make them a special meal, bake them a little treat, and definitely give them a handwritten card or note.
On second thought, why wait for Valentine's day? Why not tell them today?
Have a great day!