Or to our Scandinavian counterparts Alla Hjärtans Dag! Valentinsdagen! Ystävänpäivä! For those in Denmark it seems you don’t have a Danish word for it (as it’s a relatively new phenomenon in Denmark) but I love this little passage I read online that describes what the Danes do on 14th February:
“In Denmark, people swap poems and candy snowdrops. As well as some people send love notes not serious love notes but, laughable notes which are called gaekkebrev which are also referred to as joking letters. On the gaekkebrev, the sender signs his or her name in dots.
If the receiver guesses the correct name then the sender will get a candy egg at Easter time.”
Tying in Valentine’s Day with Easter and involving chocolate is an ingenious idea. Anything involving chocolate is ingenious in my mind.
If you didn’t get a Valentine’s Day card or red roses today then you’re not on your own; neither did I. But on a positive note, it’ll all be reduced tomorrow so you can go out and treat yourself without feeling too guilty. Marvellous.