You know what irks me? People who are against holidays, against celebrating them, against buying anything for that holiday but most of all, they need to make sure everyone knows how anti they are. It's your choice to not support the marketing gimmicks and spend money on cards, chocolates, easter eggs, green beer, pine trees or anything associated with any holiday.
It is NOT your right to make me irritable by bringing your anti-holidayness into my world. I am not forcing chocolates on you today. I didn't force you to do a jig in green suspenders on St. Patrick's Day last year. I didn't even wish you a Happy Valentine's Day or Happy Diwali or a Happy Kwanzaa. So, why must I be subjected to the knowledge that you don't celebrate this day and how effin commercialised it's become and how it's not what it was when St. Valentine died for young couples worldwide (or probably just the ones in Rome). Rant away but do not rain on my good mood.
I love all holidays as they stop me in my very busy tracks and make me appreciate what I have. Be it my husband's birthday, our anniversary, one of many Indian holidays, Valentine's day or even Christmas; for us, it's another day out of routine days to do something non-routine. I know people say why do I have to do something special on this one day. Well, I'll bet you a hundred bucks, those people don't do anything special the rest of the year either. Tell me when was the last time you had a date night with your loved one? Just a night to relax, just the two of you and just to enjoy each other's company?