Valentine's Day: Save Some Money, and Show Some Love
Valentine's Day is a holiday where everyone thinks the more money you spend in purchasing a gift, the better. Advertisements tell men to show they care by spending the money they would not normally spend. The biggest flowers - candies - hearts are all signs of how much a person loves us. But sometimes, as in the case of Valentine's Day, bigger is not always better.
For instance, a small diamond ring says so much more than a gigantic cubic zirconia ordered off the TV. It will also probably last longer. A small arrangement of flowers, handpicked off the side of the road, says so much more than an online order of a dozen roses - rush delivery because they couldn't think of anything else to give you. Even though those flowers will die in about an hour, knowing your lover risked his life on a busy expressway, is kind of . . . sexy. And finally, a home cooked meal that costs about $20 is so much more romantic than a $100 restaurant check that you get after being interrupted at least 10 times by the waiter. Even though it may not taste as great as it would from a masterful chef, you know your lover went to the grocery store (maybe for the first time) and then painstakingly prepared a meal, all while thinking about you.
So, it's not all about who spends the most money or who gives the biggest gift. It is about who took of their time to make your life a little better.
Fri, 05 Feb 2010 03:54:11 +0000
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