I suppose just reading the title of this blog could have pissed a few of you off. Why I hate Valentines Day, is the same as to why I hate every Hallmark holiday. Let me break it down for ya real quick like-
The man in this photo here, as I’m sure you guessed, is my soul mate. He also happens to be one of the most creative, talented marketing professionals in the world. One day early on in our relationship, we were having a conversation around the power of the media. We somehow got onto the topic of Christmas. It was from that conversation he taught me a little history surrounding “Father Christmas”.
I knew I’d seen images of Santa wearing a red suit with GREEN trim, somewhere before in my childhood past. But could only visualise Santa with a red suit and WHITE trim. So what’s the go? Well, coke-a-cola back in the day, decided to take over Christmas, and changed Santa’s get-up to red and white, to resemble their brand colours.
I’m not sure at what age I started to frown upon holidays, but it certainly was a while ago. I feel like it’s sad that we need a designated day to take time out to tell someone, or show someone how much they mean to you.
I also dislike holidays because it is such a screwed up construct for people to mentally feel like they are alone in the world. It heightens feelings of depression beyond the stratosphere.
Ah, look- I’ve ran out of time to write more on the topic, but if you are alone today, PRAISE AMEN AND REJOICE BITCHES! YOU GET TO SPEND TIME WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE, Y O U !!!!!!!!!!
In my experience, once I stopped looking for someone to fix, and decided to completely focus on fixing MY shit- the man of MY DREAMS fell into my lap. Well, technically he stepped on my foot in a coffee shop in Melbourne, but you must be picking up what I’m laying down.
<3 and if no one has told you today, I love you.