A few days after the New Year I put away the Christmas decorations. Christmas had been wonderful, but it was time to put it away for another season. There is a part of me that is always sad to see the Christmas decorations go down, but there is another part of me that likes to return to the simpler routines of ordinary life.
Almost immediately I started seeing Valentine’s Day popping up everywhere. Now I expect this in the stores. After all Valentine Day is a huge money-maker and I suppose it makes sense for the stores to push all that heart shaped stuff as early as possible. What I couldn’t quite reconcile was the number of Valentine Day blog posts I was seeing.
At this point February 14th was still SIX WEEKS AWAY.
Six weeks to go and post after post was promoting Valentines decorations, food, treats, gifts, crafts, printables, and even sensory bins.
I was quite astonished.
Now I want to be clear that I am not against Valentine’s Day. I am not comfortable with the more commercialized aspects of the celebration, but the idea of setting aside a day to acknowledge the gift of love in our life is wonderful. But do we need to start six weeks ahead of time? [Read more…]