In light of Valentines Day, I got this email with the following subject line:
Have you gotten your sexy Valentines Day Lingerie yet?!?
Normally, I send Victoria Secret emails to the trash, and this one ultimately was dragged and dropped into that folder, but for a brief moment, I panicked.
Oh shit! What do I do??!!
After I opened up that email and clicked on a few camisoles and chemises, I came to the realization that this panic I was feeling was exactly what the marketing strategists at Victoria Secret was wanting me to do. They got to me during a moment of weakness.
Ahh Hell nah!
I try not to get caught up in the whole “Valentines Day” ordeal. I’ll get Husband chocolate (because really, I’m the one who wants to eat them) and a card (because I like cards). One time I got Husband a katana sword, but really it was just an excuse to get a katana sword. We had been binge watching Walking Dead at the time and after we got through season 2, it became clear that was imperative we got a katana sword. For the zombie apocalypse.
Another time Husband got me the same card he got me 2 years before.
“Isn’t this the same card you got me a few years back?”
I looked in my box of cards and found the exact same Valentines card with two puppies cuddling together from 2013 and I laughed.
So you can see how seriously we take Valentines Day.
While I personally think Valentines Day is a big jumbo wambo for these companies to make money off of everyone, that doesn’t mean you have to believe what I think. Go! Get your sexy underwear specifically for this day designated for love, seduce your significant other, and eat all the chocolate covered strawberries you want! I’m not going to stop you, because I can’t.
But I will leave with one piece of advice: make sure you let your significant other know you love them on other days besides Valentines Day. Give your girlfriend flowers on a random day to let them know you were thinking about them. Ladies, seduce your man on a Thursday, or Friday in March. It’s great that Valentines Day is there to remind us how great love is, but it doesn’t have to be just for that one day. Really, it should be everyday, because love, loving, being loved is awesome.
Until next time….