Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I gladly give into all the gimmicks, from the Hallmark cards to boxed chocolates (which never really taste that good). Some folks are disdainful towards advertisers telling them that today they must tell their friends, family or significant other how much they love and care for them. For this very reason, they choose to not celebrate today. Perhaps it’s my childlike nature, but I love the ridiculous things that I find on shelves when I’m shopping. What’s not to like about a giant stuffed frog that sings “Love Me Tender”? There’s nothing wrong with an oversized card illustrating a cheesy-looking bee that says, “Bee Mine” or a pepperoni pizza shaped into a heart from Papa John’s (yes, this is a shout-out). They make me laugh and smile! At the end of the day, couldn’t we all use a little bit of that? So thank you advertising, for helping keep Valentine’s Day alive and adding some love to my day.