One of the biggest complaints I hear about Valentine’s Day is that there shouldn’t be just one day to celebrate love; that we all should be celebrating it every day. (The people who make this complaint are the often the same people who believe that Valentine’s Day is just about companies trying to sell more cards — also false.) And to those people I say: HATERS GONNA HAAAAAATE. I am an unabashed lover of the Day of Love. I think that having one day per year when you celebrate love in whatever way you want — be it cheesy, over the top, understated, commercial, or otherwise — is awesome.
Whether you’re single or partnered, Valentine’s Day is a great time to go all-out for the people you love. Write your best friend a heartfelt letter. Buy some sexy underwear to share with your partner. Cook a meal with your closest friends, Friendsgiving-style. This world is full of enough hate and turmoil right now — why not take a break to spread the love a little bit?
In fact, I love Valentine’s Day so much that I’ve come up with the perfect rebuttal for the “why do we have only one day” whiners: Sexy subscription boxes. With some of these bad boys, you can take the romantic and sexual energy of Valentine’s Day and extend it over an entire year if you want.