My Love/Hate Relationship with Valentine’s Day

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Okay, so I know that Valentine’s Day is a few weeks off but I want to get into the spirit early. Valentine’s Day and I have a love/hate relationship going. See, I like the idea of the day, but at the same time I don’t. Here is why.

I love the fact that there is a day were you can show your partner how much they mean to you and you can shower them with gifts (my love language is gifts) because sometimes life can get in the way and you might not always show them how much they mean to you. This day allows that which I think is great. I am also a huge hopeless romantic which also probably adds to my love of this day.

Also, let’s not forget the chocolates that get marked down to half price in the days after Valentine’s Day 😉

However, on the flip side, I am not such a fan of this day. Despite being in a relationship on Valentine’s Day before I have never actually done anything special. I also have not bought gifts for anyone (besides my friends) and I have never celebrated it properly. I also feel as though so much emphasis is put on it that it makes people who do not have partners feel left out; well it makes me feel like that!

This year I am single (again) and will be spending the day at work! At least I can spend the day with my little children and make them do Valentine’s Day crafts for their parents. There are so many cute Pinterest crafts and I love doing fun things!

I will also be doing more Valentine’s Day related posts on my blog and I cannot wait. What kinds of related posts would you like to see on my blog? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x



  1. January 25, 2017 / 16:37

    I just hate the idea of a day where everybody has this compulsion to celebrate. Mind you, I would celebrate any sort of ridiculous anniversary that relates to my relationship so I’m not unromantic, just a contrarian. I want a day special just for us, not a big consumeristic feast. Also preferably not one on a day where the Church marks a martyrdom ?

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      February 2, 2017 / 19:52

      I definitely see your point here! I’m in it for the half price chocolates 😉 haha!

  2. January 29, 2017 / 13:11

    I too have a love/the relationship with Valentine’s Day, I would love to see more posts on gifts ideas maybe. Loved this post xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      February 2, 2017 / 19:48

      I definitely have one coming up x

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