Throughout the year we all celebrate many holidays each with its own reasons and meanings. Sadly often, a lot of these holidays have become commercialized. One of the “holidays” that has become most commercialized it Valentines day.
This so called day of love is supposedly the day to shower the person your loved one with gifts, candy, flowers and admiration.
And how is this possible? With all the amazing things that you can go out and buy that your partner will love! At least according to the companies that sell them. These companies exploit couples by encouraging them to buy and give candies and gifts.
This adds a lot of pressure onto guys and leads to loyal boyfriends going out of their way to buy their girlfriends stuffed animals, flowers and candy.
Girls have this high expectation of guys to shower them with gifts and be all romantic.
Valentines used to just be a simple holiday to spend with the person you love, but commercialization has changed it to a day to show how much you love that person by how much you buy them and what you do for them.
Also why is it called Valentines day? St. Valentines didn’t do any specifically aimed at a couple loving each other, and if he did, I don’t think he meant for us to spend a lot of money.
Besides anything, is Valentines day necessary? I mean, yeah its good that couples show their love on this day, but shouldn’t couples show their love and be nice and give small gifts all year long?