Why I Think Valentines Day is Underrated

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Okay, this is my last post about Valentines Day – I promise. I realise that the past two weeks things have gotten a little Valentines-mad here on Mile in My Glasses, but there’s so many feelings I have about it that clearly I thought three posts were justified (and after writing them have decided that maybe they actually aren’t – ha ha!) anyway, back to the scheduled programming…

Valentines Day. It’s a holiday that a lot of people love, and a lot of people don’t. Whenever I talk about it, I always get into a conversation with people who seem to dislike the day and find it pointless. And, as much as I understand where they’re coming from, I can’t help but see the exact opposite.

Sure, Valentines essentially is a holiday created to sell chocolates and cards: but how you decide to celebrate the day is something entirely different. It may have started as something to pedal gifts, but if you strip that away – you have a holiday dedicated to showing those in your life how much they mean to you. Of course, you can do this any day on the calendar – and that’s fantastic – but having a day specially marked every year as a universal celebration of love is something so meaningful that I can’t help but love it.

Whether you’re celebrating friendship, family or romance – Valentines can be spent a variety of ways and celebrating with those closest to you will always be something that gives me the warm fuzzy feelings. You could be sending flowers to your favourite friends, spending a night in with your partner to enjoy each other’s company – or out on a retreat with your family/partner/besties to relax, rejuvenate and spend some much needed TLC on yourself and your mindset (I did a post last week with ideas on how to spend Valentines, which you can check out here!) However you decide to spend it can be tailored to yourself and your guest, and that’s what makes it so unique.

I’d love to know how you’re planning on spending Valentines Day if you want to leave it in the comments below! I think Scott and I are going to have an evening in together, maybe with a glass of wine in hand or a big box of chocolates between the two of us (my sweet tooth is something REAL guys haha!)

(P.S. Photos of me smiling in outfits is what happens when I beg my boyfriend to do a couples shoot for some Valentines posts and he gets camera shy! Ha ha! Hopefully we can get Scott on camera by this time next Valentines… !)

How Are You Spending Valentines?

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