Create Unforgettable Loving Memories on Valentines Day
As the first week of February approaches, shops are suddenly loaded with heart-shaped cards, chocolate containers, posies of red roses and cute teddy bears, heralding the onset of Valentine Day celebrations.After a week-long of romantic interactions which begin on the 7th February, comes the most awaited day of the year, Valentines Day.
The day is dedicated to all individuals who have newly found true love and those whohave passed through all stages of their romantic relationships and are basking in the love found yester years ago. Thoughin todays times a lot of commercialisation and loads of expectations have crept into the celebrations, the day does infuse joy and liveliness into the lives of individuals.
Red roses and symbols of dove and cupid which symbolize Valentines Day abound everywhere. The day is celebrated not only by the young lot but also the older couples with each set doing it in their own way. For youngsters it is a day of frolic and fun while the matured adults think more of setting aside quality time for their partners.
Roses, cakes, chocolates and gifts feature in the must have lists for Valentine Days celebrations with customized items becoming more popular.Materialistic items apart, the depth of ones relationship can be measured only in terms of how often they are thought of and are by the side of one another.
As a young adult I became disenchanted with Valentines Day. Id tell anyone whod listen that Valentines Day was for rotten lovers to make up for their shortcomings and failures throughout the rest of the year. I firmly believed if a man was doing his job and caring for his companion then Valentines Day was just another day.
It was easy to take such a stance because as a newly married couple we of course had it all figured out. We had plenty of time and energy to heap affection on one another every day and had vowed never to become disconnected like those old fogies no matter what circumstances life had in store for us.
Adding to my distaste for Valentines Day was the fact that the same dozen roses Id bought for her the previous week cost $20-$30 dollars more on this love sanctioned day. Overcrowded restaurants offered just one or two Valentines meals for a kings ransom. And last but not least cards failed to provide an adequate expression of my love for her. Valentines Day was a needless day for a loving couple who felt no compulsion to share their affections with the masses.
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