For most people, Valentine’s Day is a day of affections and confections, a day of kisses, candy, flowers, diamonds and the perfectly worded greeting card. A day in which we celebrate love, men are expected to pull out all the stops.
In tough economic times, purchasing lavish or extravagant gifts for that special someone may have become difficult. While every woman dreams of diamonds and other jewelry for that once-a-year occasion, reminders of credit card bills from Christmas gifts loom.
Just like Christmas is about more than gifts, so too is Valentine’s Day but with a deeper meaning. The day in which we celebrate love and affection — Feb. 14 — has not always been so rosy.