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The Not-so Real Real Meaning of Valentine's Day

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 8:05 PM

As I sat working on Valentine's Day cards for the third grade glass I TA for, something hit me- Valentine's Day CAN have a real meaning, even if its highly speculated that it's a commercial holiday.

While I concurr with that sentiment, I also wanted to remind everybody the reason the greeting card companies feed us for celebrating Valentine's Day.

It's not just about telling your sweetie you love them, it's about letting those close to you know you love them. Although in our day-to-day lives we should be exhibiting that, February 14 comes along, and it's easier to remember that. So this Sunday, let your mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, or whoever it is you love, that you love them, and celebrate the meaning of Valentine's Day the way it's supposed to be celebrated.

Happy Valentine's Day all!

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Well stated Vic. Treat each day as if it could be your last.

-- Posted by OpinionMissy on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 10:38 AM

Valentine's Day is simply another Greeting Card holiday, commercializing the Christianization of a pagan celebration that involved animal sacrifice and a lottery-based pairing of men with young women. That being said, candy, flowers, a nice dinner are all good things. But you shouldn't need a designated holiday to express your love for someone. Just do it.

-- Posted by VicVega on Tue, Feb 16, 2010, at 10:08 AM

Next to December 23rd, I've found Valentine's day to be the best day of the year to drop that life sucking succubus and break free.

-- Posted by junkyard dog on Fri, Feb 12, 2010, at 8:30 PM

Wow, Bazookaman, I CAN imagine you have other husbands/boyfriends after you! My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year now, and he does/says the most wonderful things.... I know now how it's supposed to be. When you guys treat women like that, we definately try to make it come back to you.

Great blog Melodie! I agree it can be very commercialized, but if we use it as a reminder to let our loved ones know how we feel, it's a great day to celebrate love.


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Fri, Feb 12, 2010, at 2:25 PM

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