Monday, 6 February 2012

What's Love Got To Do, Got To Do With It?

Hey guys, it's been a while hasn't it? Sadly these days, the time just flies when you have a job and no home. But here I am, 2 weeks in with a new post spreading the consumerism of Valentine’s Day. 

What does love mean to you? 

It is one of those things that are in reality, everywhere. Four simple little letters that are constantly thought about, talked about, sung about. It can make us extreme levels of anger, confusion, happiness and pain. It is one of the most powerful emotions in the world, so powerful it can make the strongest fall and cry “I give up” with it all, but we never really do, do we? It seems everyone is always trying to find this one little thing however burned we might be.

Love means different to everyone. Squinting awkwardly will always follow one thing about someone’s love life. For instance, I’ll never get use to the fact that someone I know sees love as a battlefield and loves every second of it. To her, love isn’t love without a fight. For others, love is being absolutely content with each other and relying on each other. I’m undecided as to what love is, it changes day to day depending on the situation that precedes me, but is always with me.

However, I am not a fan of this particular day. Love is an emotion that is constantly sung about and felt, but in any of these songs does it say buy me something for me to love you? Well, unless it is meant ironically. For me, Valentine’s Day is a consumer holiday that defies what love should be about. Of course it’s nice to buy something nice for that special someone to show how special they are, but why not do it any other day? The fact that people feel the pressurized need to buy something as well as the expectancy of the right gift which is impossible to achieve doesn’t exactly scream love to me. Love shouldn’t be expected or bought. So exactly, what's love got to do with Valentine's Day?

Nevertheless, here are some nice lovely things to spread the Valentine’s Day love for pretty and useless things!

For Her or Rather Yourself

Love Eco CupHeart SweetsT-Shirt GrafittiForget me not; Butterfly Chiffon; Chalk Board; Primrose Bakery Book

For Him

Love Catapult; This is not a Book; Soft Kitty; Uncharted 3; Paper Plane

What does love mean to you?

Happy Pre-Valentine's Day


  1. I have mixed feelings about Vday. I love my husband but I feel bad that he feels like he needs to get me a gift. But I do like an excuse to party!

  2. Contrary to what my blog suggests, I am not a Vday fan, I might have to treat myself to that bangle though!

  3. Good blog! I hate it when I'm planning my Birthday party but love it when I'm in a relationship ;) I'm gonna spend it watching films with my football team this year! Lovely present ideas :)

  4. I hate Valentines Day, but those gifts are so cute for any other occasion!!! Great choices! x x

  5. Love your blog, check mine and we can follow each other if you like :)