I don't really know.
Because our significant others should feel compelled to get us a little gift? Because we wear pink and red? I don't know.
Sara journaled a funny little thing about V-Day that I thought I'd share. It's a little different, and a lot fun. Enjoy.
Almost V Day Wow. Do NOT go look up St. Valentine. There's a whole mess of facts and people and disjointed stories that I can't make sense of. Booooooring.
I will admit that I don't know the story of St. Valentine but i THOUGHT that I did. And what I thought i knew as fact was kind of a nice little story. So, i'll go ahead and disseminate false truth as long as you agree to remember that I'm kind of making this up from a half memory that I thought I heard on the History Channel. :)
St. Valentine's Day: by Sara Bareilles (and the history channel of my mind)
once upon a time there was terrible unrest in a faraway land. (History Channel ALWAYS talks about faraway lands.) A tyrannical King was being an a**hole and told everybody that they couldn't get married anymore. (he might have said something like, "I decree that there will be no more marriages until.....blah blah blah.") I don't know what he was so pissed off about. But he said he would kill any priest who married people, and the people who tried to get married. Sucks for them.
Among those people was one (ta-daaaah!) ST. VALENTINE. Who decided that in the name of love he would continue to marry people and uphold the value of two souls finding each other. And so he did. And then everyone in the kingdom was happy again and the King ran away and a good kind Queen took over. Yay for that.
*this is completely made-up. get over it.
Happy Day of Loving.
Oh, and PS - WHY do some people pronounce it "Valentime's" Day? That makes no sense. It's spelled with an "n," not an "m," people!