Do you think Valentine's day is a commercial holiday being pushed by the greeting card companies?
It might well be... but here is the solution to keep the romance going for 7pence (@ Asda in th UK) :p
Yes I do, and other retailers. I hate to see couples attempting to create some perfect holiday and falling short - when they need to take that kind of care and interest every day in each other- not just for some retail driven holiday.
I think most gift giving holidays are commercial, and it isn't just the greeting card companies looking to make a fortune from each one.
At the same time, I do think it's nice to acknowledge people you care about and show your appreciation for them a few times a year. It's also nice to be acknowledged. I guess what I am trying to say here is... I like jewelry.
yes, i certainly agree that not only card companies but flowers and chocolate shops are pushing offers or valentine;s day packages to attract more buyers. Seems that these special occasions are bringing in more profits to them than sincerely celebrating for the true meaning of these special occasions ( Christmas, Valentine;s Day, Mother's Day, etc)
Instead of going for the commercial side of Valentine's Day, you can always create your own card. That means that your really care about the person because you take special time to do it. In this example, the plain hearts are done with a half potatoe and a heart shaped cookie cutter and the other hearts are done separately with a toilet paper roll of which I changed the shape. Simple...you print it with paint and that's it :-)
I think it's a commercial holiday that gets pushed by greeting card companies, flower companies, restaurants, candy stories, cookie stores and more companies trying to turn a profit!
I think greeting card companies, including gift shops and flower shops, are not really pushing Valentine's day. They are just trying to exploit the occasion, of course, for a profit. They are just trying to supply products that are high in demand during this occasion. This makes Valentine's day a commercial holiday, if we are to look at it from this perspective. And by the way, this is good for the economy as this spurs economic activity - selling and buying.
Originally Valentine's day is a lethurgical celebration in honor of Saint Valentine who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry during the time of the Roman Empire. Later it became an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by giving gifts, flowers, and other items symbolizing love.
Our need to express our love is so strong that this occasion became one of the most celebrated occasions around the world. And enterprising people find it a great opportunity to make a profit. So the greeting card companies are not really pushing Valentine's day, they are essentially driven by the high demand of products associated with this occasion.
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