Bah Humbug! I cannot think of a better term to describe Valentine's day (since "humbug" means something designed to mislead). To me Valentine's Day is a 'holiday' made by the marketers to mislead people to buying more useless things (and they tell you it's in the name of love). Bah humbug! As if you already didn't buy enough stuff during the holidays.
Does this come off especially Scrooge-y? Maybe I didn't get enough Valentine cards when I was younger >.< lol. Well I think I've only celebrated 2 Valentines days with my husband, after which I told him how I really feel about Feb 14th, to which he was more than happy not to have to buy me anything or do anything special for this bogus day. So there will be no gift guides of heart-shaped items coming from me (ever).
But I bring this all up because recently I've had a bit of a change of heart (or maybe I've seen the ghost of Valentine's Future, lol). I still don't think you should buy anything for Valentine's Day but it wouldn't hurt to do things that show love. Yes, lets celebrate by expressing love and kindness to our significant others, friends, family, and your fellow woman/man. And yes, we should probably be doing this as many days as we can, and not just one day per year. But why not make a special effort for today?
So today I want to show my love to you, my readers, who not only read my words here but also give me advice and more ideas (and generally enrich my life through your comments here and/or on Insta). And I'm going to express my love by giving away a diamond ring (ok well pave diamonds to be exact). This dainty band was purchased at Fighting Eel in Hawaii and is part of their ROLA jewelry line. This band is 14K rose gold and a size 6. If you don't want to wear it, I'm sure you can pawn it (it retailed for $280). This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with Fighting Eel. The giveaway is open internationally and will end at 2/20 at midnight PST. Winner will be announced 2/21! Just enter the form below and please only one entry per person.