Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As with most holidays, this one is surrounded by poor advice. While there are some great nuggets of Valentine’s Day wisdom out there, there are also some true gems that are far from positive. Here are some of the worst Valentine’s Day tips we’ve heard. Make sure you avoid falling victim to one of these this year.
1. Play It Up Big - Valentine’s Day is important, but playing it up too big is not only cliché, but it also sets the precedent for years prior. Imagine the man that proposes to his fiancé on Valentine’s Day. What can top that next year? Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other or your kids, celebrate love, but consider keeping it reasonable so you don’t have to up the ante next year.
2. Just Ignore It - “You’re love is celebrated every day, so why worry about Valentine’s Day? It’s just a ‘Hallmark Holiday’ anyway.” Have you ever heard this or something similar? Chances are you have. Yet, do you really believe it? How would you feel if your loved one simply brushed off the holiday, claiming that he didn’t want to give the greeting card companies too much of his money?
While it may be true that the holiday is being played up by greeting card companies and jewelers, that doesn’t mean it’s a holiday you should ignore. If you have someone special in your life, make sure they feel loved, even with a simple act or gift, on this day.
3. It’s the Thought That Counts - Well, the thought really does count, but not just the thought of giving a gift. Valentine’s Day is about the people you love, so put some thought into the gift. Choose something that shows you know the person, what they like and what they don’t like. Whether you’re buying a treat for your kids or a gift for your love, put a little thought into it, don’t simply wing it and claim, “It’s the thought that counts.”
4. It’s Just About Couples - Valentine’s Day may be a day that focuses on couples, but it’s not about couples only. It’s about love! Show those you love that you care this year on Valentine’s Day, and don’t forget your kids! After all, who do you possibly love more than them?
Get your little girl a new headband or buy a new truck for your little guy. Plan some heart-themed activities, like heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast or making a heart shaped pizza together for dinner. The kids deserve some love on this day too!
So this year on Valentine’s Day, don’t give into one of these poor pieces of advice. What poor advice have you heard for this season? Let us know in the comments!