Valentine's is just around the corner and its festivities have been going on since the end of last month.
All photos taken by my handsome husband.
My husband and I personally don't believe in Valentine's day as how it is portrayed in the media and how young couples take it as. Don't get me wrong, I love flowers and chocolates but I can get those anytime I want, heck, I can get those myself. Where's the demonstration of love there? Media has turned Valentine's day (just like any other opportunity they can make money on) into a billion-dollar event to suck money from consumers with overpriced nasty chocolates and red rose flowers, so predictable.
Aside birthdays, I don't like to expect things from my husband on special holidays; I like to be taken by a complete surprise...it is so much more meaningful when something comes from "just because" rather than "oh shit I have to." That shows the constant reminder that you are in his/her head throughout the year without being forced because of the scheme of an anniversary, Christmas, Valentine's, etc. The gift-buying has taken over the true meaning behind all those holidays, especially Christmas, and Valentine's is on the same boat.
***Quick History on Valentine's Day: February 14th is the celebration in honor of St. Valentine martyrdom based on his death date. There are two believes about St. Valentine's: 1)he was a Christian priest who married young couples in secrecy during the reign of Claudius the Goth and 2) he was a Roman martyred who refused giving up his Christian faith. Read more about St. Valentines HERE and HERE.
Have a wonderful Monday you beautiful glitsies and talk to you all on Wednesday, cheers!
Crown: I made
Top: Boston Proper
Skirt: I sewed
Shoes: Charlotte Russe