Last Friday was Valentines Day.  All week long I heard complaints from people mostly men that it’s a stupid holiday and it’s not even a real holiday.  Hallmark, Russell Stover, and FTD just to sell cards, candy, and flowers invented Valentines.  The complaints continue with you don’t need a special day to say I love you and buy someone flowers or candy.  You can do it any day. Well I am here to say to all you NAY SAYERS, VALENTINES DAY IS AWESOME AND SHOULD BE CELEBRATED.

I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to take a day out of the year to exchange a small gift, a card, some candy, or flowers.  It is a nice thing to bring a gift for someone you love.  It’s nice to tell them you love them.  So guys and you women who think its stupid here is my argument why its not.

Reason #1 – It wasn’t invented by Hallmark, Russell Stover, FTD and not even Godiva had anything to do with starting Valentines Day.  The fact is it began during the Roman Empire the holiday Lupercalia in the 5th Century.  By 1300s it became associated with Romance.  It became popular in the 1840s here in the United States.  Bottom line it’s an OLD REAL HOLIDAY.

Reason #2 – What is so wrong about having a special day to say “I Love You” and the argument that you can do it any day doesn’t work because it shouldn’t matter.  I know you are saying Dennis it’s a stupid argument.  Well if I am that stupid and the concept of having a special day to say I Love You, then it is just as stupid to have a special day to say “Thank You” and be Thankful for what you have.  Yes I am talking about Thanksgiving.  Why do we need a special day to get together with our families and friends to be Thankful for our blessings!  WE SHOULD BE THANKFUL EVERYDAY!

Some facts about Thanksgiving it wasn’t a National Holiday until 1863 and least 20 years after Valentines Day took off in the USA.  I know The Pilgrims.  The Pilgrims had 1 Thanksgiving (Lasted Three Days) and they ate Venison (Deer Meat) not Turkey.  George Washington made it a Holiday in 1789, but it wasn’t an annual event.

Do not miss interpret me I LOVE THANKSGIVING for all of the same dumb reasons I LOVE VALENTINES DAY.

Our day to day lives are filled with running around work and all kinds of stress, isn’t nice to take one day a year and tell that someone special you love them and give them a small gift to show you appreciate them all year even if you forget to tell them often enough.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY and Remember it’s For The Lover In You!