We Boycott Valentine's Day February 14, 2017 09:00
We're boycotting Valentine's Day.
Well, kind of.
When we were first dating, Ryan and I bought into all the typical Valentine's Day hooplah... we gave gifts, shelled out cash for overpriced mushy cards, and even made each other mixed tapes (yes, that ages us... I know).
Somewhere along the way, Valentine's Day became annoying to us. We didn't like being told that we HAVE to celebrate love on a certain day. Can't we just celebrate our love when we WANT to? What if the 15th is a better day than the 14th to go out to eat? Doesn't it mean more to celebrate our love spontaneously?
And what about people who don't have someone to celebrate the day with? Valentine's Day can be especially difficult.
So this year we've decided to boycott Valentine's Day. We're taking a stand. Call it a picket. Maybe even a riot (as long as it doesn't cause a mess in my house). Want to join us?
This Valentine's Day, let's do things a little differently.
Instead of store-bought cards, fattening candy, and wilting flowers, let's focus on what really matters:
Let's do what it takes to make our relationships strong, healthy, and productive.
How do we do that?
Start by telling the people who matter to you that they matter to you. Tell them you love them and want to build stronger relationships. This Valentine's Day, celebrate the day in a way that will last a lifetime: by building your relationships and making them stronger. Make a true difference.