st. valentine’s day, massacred.

st. valentine’s day, massacred.

February 12th, 2010 // 12:52 pm @ // No Comments yet

Hello there. As Valentine‘s Day is this Sunday I thought it would provide a suitable theme for today’s blog. I’ve noticed that, perhaps more this year than ever, there’s a very negative feeling to the whole affair. Maybe it’s the credit crunch effect. You know, we’re all skint and here’s another day we can’t afford foisted on us by greetings card manufacturers, confectioners and florists just to prise the last remaining pennies from our weary, undernourished fingers.

It’s a fair point. It is, after all, a day that really was created by the card makers. But I can’t help it, I quite like it. There’s nothing forcing us to buy cards, flowers, chocolates or indeed anything at all to express our love, gratitude, respect or any other emotion to someone we hold dear. There doesn’t have to be a special day to do it either. It is quite handy having a day set aside for such things though, isn’t it? A day where anyone can suddenly get all soppy and/or romantic with someone else and there’s a perfectly good excuse for it. So I, for one, shall be embracing it wholeheartedly. I probably won’t be buying any cards but I may make something for someone, I may make a phone call or two to say something nice. It doesn’t have to be a declaration of undying love, it might just be a “Thank you” a “Ta” or a “cheers”. Whatever it is though, it’s nice to be nice. And it’s nice to have an excuse to be nice.

However, if you’re still in the anti camp, here’s some nice ideas that express your sentiments…






While I was browsing around the net though I did find a site that I’ve fallen in love with. It’s where the pin cushion

This image copyright of Felicity Ford.

heart that starts this post came from and where this wonderful knitted heart is to be found. The site’s called The domestic soundscape and from what I’ve gathered up to now it’s chiefly the work of a lady called Felicity Ford. I haven’t been all the way through it yet but that’s what I’m going to do now. I think you should too. It’s both lovely and very, very interesting indeed.  It’s also where the heart is.

So, enjoy your weekend and don’t be afraid of being a big softy on Sunday. Ok, the cynical anti-valentine’s thing is a lot of fun.

But being a softy is where the big hugs are at.

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