Recently someone explained to me that there are three types of fun. Type 1 fun is something that is fun when you are doing it and fun to look back on afterwards. Type 2 fun is something that is miserable as it happens but that you look back on fondly. Type 3 fun is something that isn’t fun in the moment and still sucks when you look back on it. So what does this have to do with Valentine’s Day?
I feel like as we get older, Valentine’s Day turns into Type 2 or even Type 3 fun. Society conditions us into having these unrealistic expectations that this one day of the year determines how much others care about us. We get convinced that it is bad be single on Valentine’s Day aka Single Awareness Day, SAD, because somehow this indicates that you will be #foreveralone.
Today we’re reminiscing over elementary school days when Valentine’s Day was Type 1 fun for everyone. It was all about friendship, candy, heart crafts, class parties, cupcakes with pink frosting and sprinkles and best of all the Valentine’s Day card exchange. It was fun then and it can still be Type 1 fun now. Here are some majorly specific (haha) ideas for Valentine’s cards to make your friends this weekend. (more…)