So, as I've been creating and making Valentine's Day Decor, Gifts, etc... it made me wonder what do people REALLY want for Valentine's Day? Do they want the chocolate and roses, or do they EXPECT chocolate and roses? Has the world conditioned us to want specific things for Valentine's Day?
Just last week, it was my husband's birthday. I asked him, "what do you want for your birthday?". He didn't even hesitate, and immediately said, "I've put a lot of thought into this, and I want you to deep clean the bedroom". HAHA Of all gifts in the world! -But you know, we have animals, we both work extensive hours, we also care for two completely disabled people in our home. So, although our room gets "picked up", it is rarely "deep cleaned". Mind you, I'm happy to do it for him, and you know what? His gift didn't cost me a dime!
So, that brings me back to the question of what people really want for Valentine's Day. If you Google that question you will find that 31% of women say they would like cards, 28% want chocolate, and 27% of women would like flowers delivered to them, or brought home from work. Other popular gifts were jewelry and a trip to the spa. -But what do all of those things have in common? My guess is that every one of them makes the person receiving them feel like they matter. Do they need to be "those items" to feel like they matter? I think not.
I mean, what did my hubby mean when he said he wanted the room "deep cleaned". He wanted to know that he mattered enough, that our home matters enough, and that the spot where we lay our heads each night matters. Something so simple.
Maybe the person who buys our kid's DIY Valentine cards wants their child to know they matter, but truth is a simple hug and a kiss does the same thing.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to talk anyone out of shopping our Valentine's Day collection. What I am saying is, think about what your loved one really wants & why. Maybe instead of flowers that will die in a few days, they would prefer a hand painted sign that they can use year after year, and remember that they do matter. -Or a custom engraved cutting board. There are things on our site, and all around you that take a little thought, but will definitely make your loved one know they matter. Cliché' roses, chocolates, cards --do they really mean someone matters, or do they mean that you did what was expected of you? Step outside the box, and find a gift that takes some thought, even if it is taking off work early to have enough extra time to clean that bedroom that looks like a couple of teens live in there!