When February approaches, many shops in Nigeria and all turn a bright shade of red. This is because there will be a ton of items for sale that are strongly related to the holiday of Valentine’s Day.
There will be a great variety of greeting cards, chocolates, flowers and a ton of other products that are associated with the Valentine’s Day season. The shops love this holiday because it can often provide a huge financial breakthrough for these shops.
Now, while the stores love the influx of cash that Valentine’s Day brings in there will be those traditionalists who feel that the commercialization of Valentine’s Day is abhorrent. But is the commercialization truly a bad thing or does it bring certain positives with it?
There is a somewhat interesting question that needs to be posed when it comes to the commercialization of Valentine’s Day and this is, is the commercialization of a holiday really all that bad. Now, this question may seem like an odd question because most people have long since been hardwired to believe that the commercialization of anything is a negative.
Well, there is a certain truth to this sentiment as commercialization can often replace the true history and purpose of the holiday. However, there is a certain aspect about the commercialization of holidays that people often overlook and that is that there are a number of significant positives associated with commercialization that provide a number of valuable aspects.
The commercialization of Valentine’s Day is not, however, a new phenomenon. In fact, the commercialization of Valentine’s Day started long before there was a singular established holiday. Now, some may feel that this type of commercialization is one that detracts from the true meaning of the holiday and takes advantage of the holiday for commercial gain. Now, this is a somewhat cynical approach to all the publicity and interest the commercialization of the Valentine’s Day industry offers.
In reality, by providing a number of items and products associated with Valentine’s Day and prominently displaying these items in public the holiday stays alive and does not pass off into the oblivion of forgotten holidays. Additionally, by commercializing the holiday the holiday has become more inclusive. It is just a day for the stores to make extra cash. Some people think the day might be somewhat overhyped or overrated.
Valentines day wasn’t such a bad thing till social media happened to us; most especially Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Most people just want to outdo one another. Some males even go as far as borrowing money just to please their girls. This is just out rightly wrong.
If you ever feel like you have to borrow money just to impress her, I’m sorry to say but I think you just might be in the wrong relationship. If the love is natural, you don’t have to necessarily go all over the top just to please them and besides, most girls just want to show off everything on social media and be the envy of their friends. It’s not worth it in the end.
In essence, enjoy the day with your partner and have a good time. Don’t forget to continuing showing love to them everyday; not only on Valentines day.