"You may think that Valentine’s Day is the day that lovers look forward, but it’s retailors who are rejoicing. According to Reuters, 59 percent of adults say they will celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, and the National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend about $18 billion in celebration."
i don't participate in this hallmark holiday and any others for that matter. why not show your love for your partner(s) on a daily basis? valentine's day is yet another example of how shallow and disconnected we are as a people when we buy products that perpetuate blood diamonds, chocolate/sugar slavery, and conflict flowers to name a few to express our love on the same day as every other consumer culture zombie.