My Thoughts On Valentine’s Day

My Thoughts On Valentine’s Day

Ahhh Valentine’s Day. 

The day of love, heart shaped chocolates and roses in every colour…

Oh, and also the day where people the need to criticise others for indulging in the fun of it. 

I have seen and heard my fair share of criticism about those who like to celebrate Valentine’s Day – whether that be with their significant other, with their friends, or even with themselves. 

I’ve been in a relationship for almost seven years now, and I’m willing to admit I love the rituals surrounding this particular holiday, from the flowers and sweet treats to the smaller things like love notes left on the fridge and the bigger things like surprise fancy dinners. 

Heck – I’ve even bought into it when I was single and ready to mingle – staying home by myself and literally pouring a packet of Doritos into my open mouth {true story – nacho cheese is my preference}, so I think it’s obvious to say I really don’t see an issue with Valentine’s Day. Like at all. 

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From the perspective of someone in a relationship, I think it’s really nice to take a day outside of your anniversary to properly celebrate your bae. There are so many people who would counteract that statement with “but you should celebrate your partner everyday” and honestly babes I really try to but sometimes the dishes left in the sink make it a bit hard.

Just kidding! Well… sort of. 

Honestly though, setting aside an actual day to celebrate love is fun! Let’s stop being so negative! Like – what about Christmas? and Easter? I totally get they are religious holidays but also – are you gonna buy your fam a bag of Mini Eggs every single day of the year? It’s special because it’s 24 hours of celebration that happens only once a year. 

Here’s an idea – how about instead of pulling apart every single thing that people do we just take a step back and enjoy Valentine’s Day for what it is: which – at the end of the day – is just a decision. 

A decision to celebrate it – or a decision not to – and whichever you decide to do is totally fine. {*do you boo!*}

Just do yourself a favour and don’t put your pals on blast if they feel like spending the entirety of it in a love bubble. It’s pretty fun, after all, and your negative behaviour just makes you look kiiiiind of bitter. 

Furthermore, if you don’t have a significant other – so what? YOU are your significant other for the time being {or maybe your cats are – no judging here}. Enjoy being single! It’s such a liberating experience. Or, if you don’t want to be alone you could spend the night with your friends! Dress up all fancy and go out to dinner for pizza and rosé, or go to the cinema and watch the latest Fifty Shades film.

You could also be like single me and spend Valentine’s Day by yourself – in your new pjs, watching your fave embarrassing films and eating all sorts of rubbish. The Lizzie McGuire movie, anyone?


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Also – Harry – I wouldn’t say no to a fancy box of chocolates and a $7 bottle of rosé. Thx beb. 

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12 Comments

  1. February 12, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Last year was my very first Valentine’s Day where I wasn’t single so it was pretty special! I don’t find the day gimmicky and I agree with you when you say make the decision to celebrate it or not and if you don’t, don’t make other people feel bad if they do chose to celebrate. Happy Valentine’s Day for Wednesday and I hope you have a great day! Do you have any plans? x

    • Sharni
      Author
      February 13, 2018 / 8:38 am

      The first non-single Valentine’s Day is always so special. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too babe! We don’t have any plans yet but Harry is really good at surprising me so I’m sure he’ll figure something out. xo

    • Sharni
      Author
      February 13, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Yaaas good for you girl! I love spending time alone tbh haha so I’m kinda jealous! xo

  2. February 12, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Nice post! I actually agree with what you said, I’ve been with my boyfriend for 6 years and I feel like Valentine’s Day is important!!

    • Sharni
      Author
      February 13, 2018 / 8:40 am

      It’s so important in a relationship! I hope you have a lovely day girl xo

  3. February 12, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    This year I decided I’m gonna bake something as I don’t have time to bake. But I’m gonna make it a special day and do something I love.
    Also in Poland there is a really weird opinion about this day (mostly older people say that) They say it’s American celebration (idk if it’s actually) so Polish people shouldn’t clebrate that.
    miss-uncover.blogspot.com

  4. February 13, 2018 / 1:34 am

    I honestly don’t understand why people care so much when people do/celebrate something and they don’t – I don’t really celebrate valentines day, more out of laziness than anything else haha, but I think it’s lovely that some people do and each to their own!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

  5. February 13, 2018 / 9:21 am

    I am single this Valentines Day, and whilst it can be hard watching everyone else vomit love (and that’s is how it can look to an outside perspective) I also try and remember that whenever I’ve been in a relationship I’ve looked forward to Valentines Day. I try not to hate on other people in relationships but it can be difficult when you are not, the same way that people will begrudge someone else their job, home, clothes etc.. only, when it comes to love it hits harder and it has an entire day dedicated to it.
    I don’t agree with people criticizing those celebrating it though, life gets in the way, and as much as we should appreciate our partners, parents, and everyone else in our lives everyday, it’s not realistic. So having a day to really celebrate that person is nice.
    I think people that blast about Valentines being stupid will at some point or another end up contradicting themselves when they themselves are in love on Valentines Day.
    I think singles need to remember that it’s just a day, don’t take it personally. And people in relationships need to understand that it can feel like a personal dig showing off their love. Neither have to change their behaviour per say, just be aware.

    • Sharni
      Author
      February 20, 2018 / 2:05 pm

      Thanks for your input Sarah! You’re so right in that people just need to chilllll about it. xo

  6. Laura
    February 13, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    I absolutely love this post girl! Dave and I find it a good time to treat each other and actually make time for hanging out just the two of us. Heck, we haven’t been out for a nice dinner in months, if Valentine’s Day gives us an excuse to do that, I am in!

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

    • Sharni
      Author
      February 20, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      It’s a nice reminder to do something special for each other and I’m all for that. I hope you guys had a lovely V day babe xo

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