Yes, I know this is a bit late.
I don’t like Valentine’s day. I don’t like the commercialisation, the cultural expectation of pairing off and the implication that there’s something wrong with being single.
My wife really wishes I would do something for Valentine’s day.
I refuse to buy Valentine’s day products, so what can do? I made something. Not a card, though, because that’s just a bit too obvious.
Months ago, while browsing in a stationery shop, Lauren had seen some mini luggage tags, and commented on how much she liked them. So, a few days before Valentine’s day, I bought a pack:
I wrote on them:
and hid them around the house.
One was attached to a DVD I also bough, of a film I knew Lauren liked, with a suggestion we watch it on our next “date night”. Some were praise, encouragement or general “I love you” messages, others were bad puns, like “You’re hot” on the thermostat, “no-one can hold a candle to you” in a candle holder.