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Happy V Day!

Valentine's Day is this week, do you have plans? Is Valentine’s day important to you? Do you go out, do you buy gifts?

​I have always avoided anything where there was a lot of people so going out for holidays has never been fun for me, until recently.

My partner and I enjoy going out for good food, and we like quiet places. Last year we went to Cafe Linnea, a french restaurant and had their wonderful set menu, it was delightful and made me rethink going out for holidays. This year we are going to Zinc, a wonderful restaurant in the Museum. I am looking forward to it. We went there for our first “official” date. Funny story behind that that I may share another time.

I am also fine with not celebrating holidays on the actual date and even though I know people put a lot of meaning into these dates I have never really understood it. Does not having a “date” for Valentine’s Day upset you? Or are you Ok with it being just another day.

My favourite part of valentine's day is creating old fashioned valentines. I use lace, doilies, coloured paper, glitter, gold pens, anything that makes them pretty and fun.
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I also like valentine garlands, pretty pink, red and white hearts.
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Even when I was alone on the holidays, I liked to decorate. I think really any reason to decorate is fun even if you are not celebrating. I don't really celebrate Christmas yet I decorate for it. I love the lights and the colour. I guess technically I ‘enjoy’ Christmas as we do exchange stockings on Christmas day. But, my point is for me it is the decorating and colours, and fun of it all, not the actual date.

I know many people hate the commercialism of the holidays, but I appreciate the reminder to be nice to each other. To stop and enjoy life and what it has to offer. To me, that is more important than the actual date or what the holiday is called, or even what it represents. Last week was Chinese New Year, I’m, not Chinese, but I love the festivities and what it all represents to the people of Asia, the prosperity, good fortune, and family.

How do you feel about the different holidays we celebrate?
What are you doing for Valentine’s day?
Do you love it or hate it?

Have an Amazingly Creative Day,
Larissa
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