The Ultimate Greeting Card Holiday


True confessions from the ultimate cheese ball:

Valentine’s day, single awareness day, greeting card holiday, galentine’s day, so many names for one holiday! The bitter single person, who will get blackout, the best friend galentines day, where nothing will come between you, and everything in between, I’ve been there, so today, I’ll be the cheesy girlfriend that I’m sure everyone knows I am.

#noshame but I hear all the “groans,” ‘this is just a holiday for greeting card companies, for chocolate companies’ and even if it is, so what…

Why is a day, a holiday, a bad thing when it’s a great excuse, and reason, to stop and sit back on how important your significant other is. I think we often get used to them being around, falling into a routine. Kissing them goodbye every morning, see you after work, eating dinner, and falling asleep. But there’s so much more to a relationship than that. And once you are in that routine, is it a relationship? or a companionship? Not that it should take a holiday to realize that, but hey, a wake up call isn’t always a bad thing.

One of (my many) favorite quotes is “The adults will tell you to stop looking for the spark. To settle for the stability and companionship. But I don’t think I can sit next to someone on the dinner table for the rest of my life talking only about my day. There needs to be unsaid communication. The sarcasm that doesn’t go unnoticed. The teasing that doesn’t stop. That good chemistry that you can’t find from just a good resume.”

And how true is that! BAM. I love finding the romance in our everyday life, do I get so annoyed with my boyfriend that I can’t even deal? Of course. Do I give him too much sass and attitude sometimes? I’m sure (whoops). But when it comes down to it, at the end of the day, his feet better be touching mine under the covers.

I think a lot of people forget how easy it is, real romance. It’s more than recognizing a holiday, I like to think it’s to make every day special.  Anyone can buy jewelry, a card, chocolate. But everyday those little things, going out of your way to make them happy. My favorite thing my boyfriend does, is to feed my ginger obsessed self. He’ll give me his ginger from his poke, yes to you it probably doesn’t sound like much, and it isn’t. But it’s my favorite thing (almost) in the world.

I think true romance is in the gestures. The I miss you, when you know you’ll see them later. The middle of the day I love you texts. So yes, if it’s a greeting card holiday, I don’t care. Why can’t the person you love get an extra day, of a little extra love? Here’s to other cheese balls like me, who want to be in love, to stay in love, and to forever be the cheesy you in love crazy kids we are today. Plus who doesn’t love a reason to eat 5,000 chocolate covered strawberries and make your dog pose for cute necessary photos.


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