Family & Motherhood

this valentine’s day

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, February 14th. I’m sure you have found tons of blogs that’ll show you a million DIY ideas, crafts, recipes and decor to celebrate the big day. I’m not going to do that. I once tried to unravel an “easy” pom made by Martha Stewart that ended up looking like a 4-year-old kid did it. I am not of the crafty folk, proved by the time I sewed one side of a double-sided ornament with needle and thread and was confused on how I was going to stuff the cotton balls inside.

What I can talk about is the meaning of Valentine’s Day and what it means for me. I’m a romantic at heart and showing how much people mean to me makes my heart happy. This year my husband and I decided to do something very low-key and just spend the day together. Remembering what the day means and celebrating it by being together.

I’m all about the little things, the things that don’t cost a lot but make a huge impact. A nice dinner at home with a favorite dish, a significant movie, candles and flowers are perfect. Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be a day to stress, try to impress or get a gift. It should be a day to show love, be together and be grateful for the people in your life that make you happy (if you are a gift giver however, a box like this would be perfect).

When my husband I got married, the words that were said during our ceremony were all about love. We took great care in picking out what was meaningful to us- from the vows we spoke, poems that were read and traditions we performed. Since the day of love is coming up, I remember this particular quote:

“To the whole world, you are but one person, but to one person, you are the whole world. Love makes burdens lighter because you divide them. Love makes joys more intense because you share them. Love makes you stronger so you can become involved with life in ways you dare not risk alone. True love says the two of you are just better together than when you are apart.”

I love that so much. So for this day, remember what it’s really about. Whether it’s with a significant other, friends or family, you are loved and that alone is worth celebrating.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone 🙂