Valentine's Day: Too commercialised or worth the fuss?

Valentine's Day: Too commercialised or worth the fuss?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to Valentine's Day. Damon wants to know which side of the fence you sit on?

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Valentine's Day has become a day where shops sell chocolates, roses, and teddy bears at exorbitant prices, and it seems like a lucrative industry to be in. However, it’s also a day that reminds us to show our love to that someone special in our lives.

While I believe we shouldn’t need a special day to show how much someone means to us, I’ve realised that the day does have some importance.

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I mean, how many of us rush around like a hamster on a wheel and before we know it, a day has gone by, then a month, then a year. It is quite easy to pay less attention to the more romantic side of your relationship when you barely have time to breathe in today's busy life.

Personally, I like to think of Valentine's Day as more of a reminder to celebrate love between couples than an obligation to go out and buy expensive gifts. Another way to look at commemorating is finding a way to celebrate each other's love and the memories together. It should be a day where couples celebrate each other, not feeling pressure to buy diamonds and huge teddy bears.

Perhaps look at making a personalised gift to share with your partner, like these Valentines Day DIY mugs. After all, it is the thought that counts, right?

What do you think? Should Valentine's Day be trashed or does it still have a place in modern society?

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