Over the past 21 years I've happily given Valentine's day a skip in favor of celebrating the birth of my beautiful eldest daughter. For a good chunk of her childhood, she thought the entire world celebrated her birthday. The hearts & flowers festooned in local stores were how all the local people showed their love for her and how happy they were she was born. She used to stretch out her arms toward the unwashed masses and crow "MY PEOPLE." I didn't have the heart to disillusion her. Yes Bay, the whole world loves you madly. She is a princess after all.