Now that Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are well and truly over, it’s almost time for the holiday which you either love or hate. That’s right – I’m talking about Valentine’s Day.
Get this – in 2018 the US population spent $20.1 billion on flowers, chocolates, jewellery and romantic dinners (yes, billion with a B). That’s approximately $144 per person.
Despite how big this holiday is, 3 out of 10 Americans don’t even celebrate Valentine’s day. In my opinion, there can only be 2 reasons for this.
3.All of the above
The closest I’ll get to celebrating Valentine’s Day this year is watching a movie about it. In case you haven’t already guessed, the name of the movie I’m talking about is called Valentine’s Day.
There’s another important holiday on February 15 – Single Awareness Day (which ironically abbreviates to S.A.D). According to my trusted source Wikipedia, “it is a celebration of love in all forms recognising the love between friends and family and loving yourself”. In other words, it’s a celebration of being single af.
We all know the popular rhyme “roses are red, violets are blue”. It originates from a poem in 1590 by Sir Edmund Spenser. Since then, our generation has turned this sweet poem into a relatable meme. This version is my favorite:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Vodka is cheaper
Than dinner for two
That’s all folks. But before I go let me leave you with this parting message. Roses are red, I’m going to bed.