Un-Valentine’s Day (any Day AFTER February 14th)

07 Feb

Don’t get me wrong. I love the idea of St. Valentine. He lived in the third century and was steadfast in his faith during a time when it was dangerous to do so.  While little is actually known about his life,  what IS known is that he was in no way affiliated with Hallmark greeting cards, mylar balloons, overpriced flower arrangements, chocolate-covered strawberries, or expensive restaurant meals.


Right inside the main entrance at Wal-Mart.  Avert your eyes, children!

He ABSOLUTELY had NOTHING to do with “Fifty-Shades-of-Gray” teddy bears or nasty underwear.  If anything, “Valentine’s Day” has evolved into anything BUT how St. Valentine would want his life to be remembered or celebrated.

A trip to the grocer has been an assault on the senses for a month already!

That is why my family decided several years ago not to celebrate the commonly recognized day of spending, February 14th.  Those of you who follow my ramblings, know how I feel about the hype. Deerslayer knows that I don’t love him less if he doesn’t cough up the goods on Hallmark Recognition Day. In fact, I love him more for sharing and respecting my feelings that forced, artificially-imposed tokens of love and affection just aren’t necessary.

I’m 100% in favor of setting aside a special time to show loved ones how much we care.  It’s just that it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, just be a sincere gesture.  And who says it has to be a single day?

Deerslayer would love a great backrub on the folding massage table that I bought him for Christmas several years ago.  (Best gift EVER!)  A delicious meal of seared venison tenderloin, roasted asparagus, and a salad will be wonderful.  Nothing says “I love you and appreciate your hunting spirit” more than preparing a dish featuring wild game that a beloved hunter has brought home.  Follow it up with a favorite dessert and a movie at home and you’re golden.  No guilt. No long lines. No plush animals. No mylar.

Want to give the gift that keeps on giving?  Any hunter would appreciate a gift card that could be used during the next hunting season for cheerful gate opening and closing on the ranch or lease with no whining or pouting. Trust me on this one!  No strain on the credit card, either.  Just thoughtful giving of oneself.

If your loved ones have to have the chocolates, the flowers, the cards, and the plush animals,  it will all be 50% off tomorrow!

Cherish your loved ones, show them you care not just on Feb. 14th (or 15th) but every day!



Posted by on February 7, 2017 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Un-Valentine’s Day (any Day AFTER February 14th)

  1. Carnivore Confidential

    February 16, 2017 at 10:11 am

    The OTHER lesser known Holiday date … Feb 15th, otherwise known as “Half Price Chocolate Day”
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. thedeerslayerswife

    February 16, 2017 at 11:27 am

    This could be the beginning of a movement!

  3. Liz

    August 21, 2017 at 6:51 am

    I totally agree with you. I don’t support many money coughing ventures e.g. valentines day. If you love someone, you should just love them 365-1/4 days a year. Makes more sense!

    • thedeerslayerswife

      August 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Amen to that. Surely we’re not the only people who feel this way.


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