Even if you are bitter and cynical about Valentine's Day, you can't really say it is a modern invention to get us to buy cards, chocolates and flowers, because this holiday has been around since the Romans. Personally, I like to get chocs and flowers more than once a year (and luckily, I do!).
For our Valentine's brunch (nice that it is on a Saturday) I will be making fried bread with a heart cut out of the middle of the bread and an egg fried in the spot. Because I am just that soppy! Holidays, rituals and symbolism are nice, I feel connected with something I guess, a past, a culture maybe. Plus I love hearts and flowers!
Go spread some love!
This image is from the cover of my book Cut It Out!