**Originally posted on 2/14/13.**
Shocking news from a self-professed hopeless romantic– I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day.
Even though I’ve been happily married to my forever-Valentine for years and years, I find this holiday to be a little, well…forced.
It’s has it’s perks, of course– the chocolate.
Growing up, my parents always gifted me with a heart-shaped box of Russell Stover’s at Valentine’s Day. To this day I think that the chocolates that come from the heart-shaped box taste better.
My husband and I don’t really celebrate V-Day. We don’t spend money on gifts and I don’t think we’ve gone to dinner on Valentine’s Day since we were dating.
Many call this holiday Singles Awareness Day and I’m all for that. Some of you might be unattached. You might be considering boycotting love all together, and sometimes I’ll admit that I can’t blame you. Romance can be difficult to navigate, and sometimes we wonder if we’ll ever find the ONE. But to quote the ever-quotable Scarlett O’Hara, “Tomorrow is another day!”
So whether you’re attached or not on this holiday, I bring you a little splash of romance to celebrate what we should be celebrating 365 days a year.
One of my favorite scenes from any movie–the desperately romantic conflict between Jane Austen and Tom LaFroy (Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy) from Becoming Jane. If you haven’t seen this movie, you must!
This song from one of my favorite bands is so stinkin’ romantic, it makes me swoon. It’s called Never Stop by Safetysuit. Give it a listen and see if it doesn’t melt you a little.
This movie, which I discovered a few years ago, might be one of the most romantic movies I’ve ever seen.
It’s called The Lost Valentine, from Hallmark Hall of Fame. If you haven’t seen it, you should make it a priority.
Share with me: What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day?