What I associate with Valentines Day has always been pretty things. Bouquets of flowers, majestic red boxes of chocolates, home-made cards, lingerie, cupcakes and other treats. I will never forget the episode of The OC where Sandy surprises Kirsten with a gigantic heart-shaped box of chocolates. I always wanted one of those.
Whether you celebrate it or not, or whether you even deem it necessary, in a cheesy, over-the-top, materialistic, all-consuming, frivolous good-for-nothin’ kind of way, it’s kind of nice. So let someone else treat you. And if they don’t, treat yourself.