I really don’t have the answers. I’m sorry. Maybe it’s more of a reflection….
Don’t you think maybe retailers have made this a ‘holiday’ where expectations are so high that there is no way most people could possibly feel good about it? Remember when you were excited to get a Valentine Card from that cute kid in school? Or even a single rose when you were dating? Now the expectations are lots of diamonds, expensive dinners, dozens of roses and the list goes on and on.
The pressure is incredible. So I guess maybe this was more of a little rant than it was anything else. So enjoy the day for what it is, a celebration of love in general and if you have more than that, smile and be happy, no matter what the gifts might be.