As corny as it is, I think one of my favorite holidays of the year, is Valentine’s Day. I don’t love it because of the gifts I may receive, because I’ll admit, I’ve been single for a few Valentine’s days myself. I just love observing people and their behaviors around this time. It really is the most telling, sometimes funny and sweet to sometimes douchey and cold-hearted.
I actually had to go to school on Valentine’s Day to table at a fundraising event for the American Marketing Association (we were raising money to help a local charity raise funds to help kids with mental disabilities).
As I was on campus, I witnessed so many boyfriends smiling and anticipating their sweethearts coming out of class and meeting them with a huge bouquet of flowers, teddy bears and candy.
I think the effort is really sweet, I do, but pardon me when I say I think that’s the store-bought, cliche kind of Valentine’s Day. If someone were to get me that each and every year I’d like to think they’re being lazy, matter-of-fact, don’t bother getting me anything at all. I’d rather something creative, heartfelt and unique. Over the years, Pinterest has gained popularity and it has a known hub for romantic ideas (thank you, ladies). I realize that is not really “unique” but it is more inspiring than buying the manufactured bull-crap year after year for the uninspired, non-romantic types who have no idea where to start.
Even if you didn’t want to use Pinterest, you could send a cute, unique way to say Happy V-Day to your loved ones this year via Snapchat. They had a vriety of LoveGram style fiters this year like this one:
I rarely look around and see something out-of-the-ordinary unless its a flash-mob or something but never-the-less if I am gift-giving, if it isn’t from my imagination, I’m using Pinterest or some other resources to consider a gift or heartfelt sentiment. What can I say, I’m a hopeless romantic.