Because as with so many "Hallmark Holidays"( created by Greeting Card Co's) such as Mothers, Fathers, Secretary...etc. Days; They and Valentines Day have been Hi-Jacked by Retailers to Sell,Sell,Sell and the Public has taken the Spoon Feeding and Run with it! Thus creating another totally unwarranted, stress filled Day for those who feel pressure to follow the Ads and spend $$$$ or be considered unworthy in the eyes of a beloved, or leaves those who are not in a relationship feeling un-loved/left-out and all because some Company figured out a way to sell more greeting cards.....pshaw!
haha sounds like your making it a big deal, you must be single, and no worries most of us are...Its just another day for me! and proud of it, means i dont have to buy anyone anything he he single life is great!
It's not. Only 60% do anything in recognition of Valentine's Day which is slightly ahead of St. Patrick's Day. And it wouldn't be that high a figure if it wasn't for retailers hawking jewelry, flowers, candy or whatever in order to make a buck. We'd be celebrating Arbor Day if they ever found a way of promoting it.
It's not to me. It's all about the money. You shouldn't need to be told what day to shower love, on someone you love. I think it's much more special when someone thinks of you and surprises you with a gift or flowers on a random day. That says more to me about love then a manufactured Holiday.
It's a reminder to step out of your normal routine, and tell the people in your life that you love them! It doesn't have to be a spouse or significant other; after all, St. Valentine is supposed to have sent encouraging notes to the other prisoners when he was imprisoned.