I despise Valentine’s Day. It would be boring for everyone, including me, to list all the reasons. Short version: it commercially exploits love, somehow subverting it into consumption; and the day suggests that we should somehow love others especially on this day above others. Why not every day?
It especially annoys me when churches do goofy things on Valentine’s Day, as if this day were anything other than a Hallmark holiday ever since the Church figured out that this celebration was made from the stuff of legend. Fr. Bosco Peters covers that pretty well on his excellent Liturgy blog.
Still, I am not above making gift recommendations for those of you who do not share my disdain. If you’re going to buy something, why not get something cool. Forget fake heart shapes. Get a real heart shape. All the details are here.
Shot of Cupid’s arrow toward BoingBoing.