So, what's the hype all about? Hallmark tells us that we have to love people (and show it prolificly) on this one day of the year!? And we all rush around in obedience. I'm thinking not. I have nothing against romantic
Someone (usually the female half of any relationship) has these expectations of what her Valentine should get/do for her...and her valentine thinks how since he loves her daily...what is the big deal? She waits with bated breath...and he can't figure out what she's waiting for...she gets mad, but says nothing (he should already know, and if he doesn't she's "not going to tell him", right?) and he gets more confused...and the cycle just gets deeper and deeper. All of this could've been avoided if we had all just revolted against Hallmark many years ago!
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest ... (need I say more??)as per
The boys then sliced the goat's hide into strips, dipped them in the sacrificial blood and took to the streets, gently slapping both women and fields of crops with the goathide strips. (yeah, very romantic, huh?)--from the same website
According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) (See, Hallmark wins on this one!)
Approximately 85 percent of all valentines are purchased by women--do you realize that this means that about 85 percent of all men are in TROUBLE!?
(And just so you know that I'm not bitter...I did get candy for Valentine's Day this year from my dear husband!)