Happy Creepy Valentine's Day
Not everyone gets into the hearts, flowers, romance and sentimental pink fluffy Valentine's Day. There are those who don't get into Valentine's Day at all, but then there are those who like to spike their Valentine's Day with a little dark humour. Those are the people who could be your creepy, Gothic, zombie Valentine.
Don't think of it as gross or gruesome. A creepy Valentine can be just as sincere, passionate and loving as a regular Valentine. Creepy Valentines can have the same heart, brains too. A creepy Valentine is just a bit more playful and looking on the light side of life, in it's own unique way.
There's no need to run away screaming... unless you want to be chased by your new Valentine. However, give them a chance to catch you. It's not easy to run when you're all dark and creepy (with parts of you missing in some cases). There's also an image to maintain - not every creepy Valentine wants to be seen running after their prey... I mean, sweetheart.
Scary, Spooky, Creepy Valentine's Day
What makes Valentine's Day so scary, creepy and spooky? For one thing, the pressure. On one hand, there's a lot of pressure not to be single and alone. On the other hand, if you are part of a couple, there's a lot of pressure to find the right gift, create the perfect evening and be romantic. I've heard of couples breaking up over Valentine's Day. Some men have said they deliberately break up before Christmas and Valentine's Day because they don't want the pressure to perform. Obviously, these were not great relationships anyway. But, it does show the horror of the looming holiday.
Should you get chocolates? I found fuzzy zombie chocolates in a Valentine box which you can make. They aren't edible, but they can be kind of cute. Like a candy you find in the bottom of your purse or under the car seat, something like that.
Share the love with a zombie Valentine T-shirt. Show her you really love her, or him by wearing your heart in the right place - visible to all.
Of course, it's easier to pick a Valentine card and send it in the mail. Snail mail, so you don't have to actually be there when it arrives. That way your Valentine has some time to cool off and find the humour.