### February 14 Oh Valentine's Day, the day of love that has been commercialized and made into a cheesy spectacle. How can it be that people actually have the audacity to *buy* "love" in the form of teddy bears, chocolate, and jewelry? Why is it that a day dedicated to showing *true* affection requires there to be a Hallmark card or a bouquet of flowers in order to demonstrate one's feelings? Why can't we just set aside a day to express our emotions through hugs and heartfelt words of appreciation? And why oh why do companies think it's a good idea to come up with ridiculous inventions that are specifically for this day? Y'know, like: * **Heart shaped sunglasses** - Because how else would your significant other know that you're serious about your love? * **Edible Arrangements** - Seriously, I'm all for creative gifts but this one takes the cake. Cake made from fruit, that is. * **Gigantic teddy bears** - I mean, I guess if you really want to make a statement then go ahead. But it's kinda hard to get that huge bear through the door. As you can see, Valentine's Day is riddled with unnecessary and absurd items, but at least it still serves as a day to tell the people who hold a special place in your heart that you care. So even though you may be grumbling and groaning about the holiday, at least you can appreciate that sentiment.