Love on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is set aside as THE DAY to express love and romance. I know it wasn’t created by Hallmark, but I do wonder if a CEO, a long time ago made a great business deal so that we have a special occasion almost every month. Doesn’t it seem that way ?

Let’s look at the calendar:

Jan – ok, we don’t really send cards for New Years or MLKings birthday
 Feb- A few Presidents birthdays and VALENTINE’S DAY
March- St. Patricks Day, Spring begins,
April-    Easter and related
May –    MOTHER’s DAY
June – FATHER’S DAY
July –  Independence Day
August- Women’s Equality Day- Bet you missed that one.
Sept. –   GRANDPARENTS DAY
Oct.  –  Columbus Day and Halloween
Nov. – THANKSGIVING DAY
Dec.  – CHRISTMAS DAY

I might have missed a few and OK, it’s not monthly but add in all the birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, sympathy, engagement, get well, newborns, moving, retirement, etc. and we have many opportunities to express ourselves through cards.

What seems to me to make Valentine’s Day different is the universal call to find romantic ways to say ‘I LOVE YOU’. We have our preferences; flowers, chocolate, romantic dinner out, treat to a movie, theater or club, candles, jewelry, money to buy what we want, and so on. We might even see declarations on Facebook posts, tweets and messages through social media.

But what happens when a romantic gesture doesn’t happen?

We do live busy lives, tight budgets or are not in a relationship and sometimes romance gets pushed aside. Maybe we want to look at how we can indulge ourselves, since V day is all about love. How can you show yourself you love yourself (in addition to loving others) . To me it makes very good sense. Remember that beautiful post, F.L.Y?

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 What better way to extend the loving feeling than to treat yoursef to something new. These are some new transitional pieces to kick the winter blues. Visit our website for additional designs: http://www.EarthandMoonDesign.com. Enjoy and Have a Great and Loving Day!

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I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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  1. Nothing better than giving to ourselves on Valentine’s … as physical proof of what we tell ourselves about how we have to love ourselves before others can love us. And nothing beats pretty beads!

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      So glad you agree with me Sharon. It is nice to get something special from someone and even though I do, I still take care of myself. I’ve planned our time together to suit me. And the thing about pretty beads unlike other choices, as you well know is, it lasts.

  2. Great post! Couldn’t agree more – if you start with yourself you are less likely to be so reliant on seeing gestures from others. They would be always welcomed and feel nice, but not a requirement of love.

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  3. Wonderful idea. It is important to recognize and appreciate ourselves. What better day than Valentines. We need to love ourselves more so that we are not looking outwardly for recognition. Instead we become better givers and that will be returned to us.

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  4. Great post. Thank you!

    Valentine’s Day can be really hard on many people. Those not in a relationship, those who have lost their love one, or a relationship has ended. I think it is particularly hard when it ends up on weekend. Expectations are much higher.

    Loving yourself, no matter your situation is a wonderful gift.

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  5. We don’t exchange gifts anymore and it seems better to buy something throughout the year that we really want. I still love the idea of Valentine’s Day and sharing your feelings. But these jewelry treasures are beautiful!

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  6. So often we’re busy finding the right Valentine’s Day surprise for someone else, that we forget that all important message ‘Start with Thee’. Thanks for the reminder. I’m going to spend some time daydreaming – I’ve still got a few days left to think of the perfect self indulgence 🙂 Thanks Roz!

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      Love it Dawn when you get the message. Make sure you post, at least to me, even on my page, what you chose as your self indulgence. And I’m so glad my graphics are appreciated. Some days, I enjoy creating them even more than beading.

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  7. i love your monthly break down, it’s funny, i so rarely look at the big picture like that, but you’re absolutely spot on in your approach!

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      Oh Jessica- how I came to taking this approach is really funny. I just didn’t want to write a smoozy romantic piece and I really harbor this thought that Hallmark invented these holidays just so they can sell cards. Boy, was I surprised by calendar reality. Hence my blog was created.

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  8. You certainly make a good point about Hallmark of some other major card/gift company being involved with the setting of Holidays that involve giving cards and/or gifts. But on the other hand it is nice to have the romantic love opportunities to remind us and our loved ones to do something special for someone we love or are thinking about. I am not very good at sending cards any more but each time I receive a nice card, it makes me think I should start sending cards again for special occasions. Oh, and a necklace would be nice to receive.

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      I think we always can use reminders. whether it be with cards, floweres, chocolate or a necklace. I used to keep special cards and it was painful to toss them. Quite the dilema. That’s why a necklace gets worn and you feel the extra love around your neck each time you put it on. It makes us think of the occasion or time or why or from whomm we got it. It’s a bit more permanent, like the way love should be.

  9. I love this article Roz. You are so right…why does feeling good on Valentine’s Day only have to be because there is another person doing something nice in your life. I love the idea of feeling the love for yourself by treating yourself in some way on that day that makes you feel good. Buying something of yours would surely do the trick.

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      Thanks Julie, I know you know how to accept, love and be with yourself due to your preference in how you celebrate your birthday. For many of us, it takes a lifetime to be comfortable and loving to ourselves.

  10. It’s hard to see all of the commercialism that goes on nowadays, but taking the simple road many times is best. Whether it’s a handwritten note, one single rose, a special meal served in bed, or purchasing a gift from a small business, going against the grain can be refreshing. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I haven’t visited your site in a long time. I wanted to let you know that I posted your name on someone else’s blog that wants to get into jewelry making. I told her that you do an awesome job and would be an amazing inspiration for her.

    I love the new site design and name. 🙂

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