Giftless Valentine’s Day


Kali Bradford


I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the less I see the point of Valentine’s Day.

I guess if you’re in a new relationship, Valentine’s Day offers the cute, “I can score some extra points” opportunity that only comes around once a year.

But, really, if you think about it, it just seems that we are buying gifts all year round. Birthdays … Christmas … anniversaries … anniversaries of first dates … and list can just go on and on.

“An Affair to Remember”

This will be my third year as an unmarried woman and I cannot tell you how glad I am to be off the hook for the gift-giving love season. While I do have a boyfriend, or whatever we are supposed to call people we date at this time in our lives, I was bluntly honest when I told him that I didn’t want to get him anything for Valentine’s Day. I also told him I didn’t want him to get me anything.

Now, I know what you guys are thinking – that this is some sort of psychological mind trick in which I’m somehow subliminally telling him he has to buy me something.

Well, just for the record, I actually am putting into print that I am not tricking him. I’m good with a big ol’ nothing – except maybe a hug and kiss or two.

We get into the whole hectic scramble of buying something to have something to give to the people who truly make our lives better – those who make us a laugh, keep us going and sometimes just sit in the silence with us.

To be honest, I don’t know of a gift I could give that could truly say how grateful I am for those whom I love.

However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give a gift. We all show our love differently, and as long as you are showing it in some way, that’s all that matters.

While I won’t be getting anything or giving anything, I will be indulging in one of my most beloved guilty pleasures — watching a romantic

“Pride and Prejudice”


Usually, the sappier the better and it has to have a good ending.

So, here’s my gift to you, my savvy readers. Many thanks for all the love you continue to show me. No gift could ever say how much I’m thankful for each of you. Instead, enjoy a sappy romantic chick flick.


Romantic Flicks

“An Affair to Remember”

“Bridget Jones’s Diary”

“The Princess Bride”

“Pride and Prejudice”

“Say Anything”

“The Young Victoria”

“You’ve Got Mail”

“Sixteen Candles”

“The Princess Bride”

“When Harry Met Sally”

“The Notebook”

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