I am boycotting Valentine's Day, or rather the consumerism of it.
I refuse to celebrate it or buy anything for dh (hope he is not planning anything).
I wonder among the lovebirds rushing for dinner reservations and floral arrangements, does anyone know why St Valentine is celebrated with teddy bears and heart-shaped greeting card?
This day Feb 14 was set by the Catholic church to commemorate the life and sacrifice of St. Valentine, a bishop likely in third-century Rome, who was publicly beheaded for refusing to denounce the name of Christ. It was not until the 14th century, where Geoffrey Chaucer incorporated St. Valentine's Day into a love poem, that was when it become linked to romantic love.
It is still an opportunity to express your affection to those you love, but not be beguiled into spending more money on that bunch of roses or another gift.
Dh can surprise me with flowers any other day. Getting flowers on Valentine's just so bah...