My Funny Valentine

There is so much emphasis put on Valentine’s Day.  Every TV advert is proffering romance through chocolates, flowers, cards, or champagne. Supermarkets advertising special meal deals and during these COVID times even restaurants are offering to deliver a romantic meal for two.  It brings a little bit of light and celebration during winter’s grip.  I have to admit I’m a fan.  We all need to have something to look forward to however we choose to celebrate the most romantic of occasions. 

The first Valentine’s Day my husband and I had together, many many moons ago now, was perhaps not the most romantic of evenings.  At the time there was a TV advert for Rolo chocolates, the message being, 

‘Do you love someone enough to give them your last Rolo?’. 

I suppose I should have been flattered, as he gave me his last Rolo … from a three tube pack!  It was certainly memorable, as he spent the rest of the evening feeling quiet sick, just to give me his last Rolo – my hero.

Around the world Valentine’s Day is celebrated with different customs and not all take place on February 14th.  Neither is it always seen solely as a celebration for couples in love.  For some it’s a time for family and friends to appreciate and celebrate each other; sending cards and tokens even to neighbours.  This I do like, we don’t say often enough to those around us how much we appreciate what they bring to our lives.  The simplicity of a Valentine’s Day celebration, just the act of saying,  ‘I love you and appreciate you’.  It really doesn’t need to be more than that.

However you choose to celebrate February 14th and this year we will have to be more inventive than others, I hope you get the opportunity to let those close to you how much you appreciate them.

Happy Valentine’s Day xx