A typical dictionary definition of love looks like this.
1. A strong feeling of affection.
‘babies fill parents with intense feelings of love’
‘their love for their country’
2. A great interest and pleasure in something.
‘his love for football’
‘we share a love of music’
As Valentine’s approached we wanted to know how different people define love and asked our Instagram followers what love meant to them by completing this sentence, “love is…”
With so many of our chunky knit blankets and other items being bought as gifts for loved ones, we often see people sharing their love for others through our shop. We’ve seen lovers buying for their beloved and mothers buying for their children all over the world. This inspired us to ask our followers what love means to them.
Its difficult to find a definition of love or even a phrase that really captures its essence, not to mention the differing opinions and ideas that everyone has about love. Based on the responses we received on Instagram, here are our favourites:
3. Love is empathy (@annajulia72) / Love is selfless (@closetpixie)
2. Love is a disease you don’t want to be treated for (@elliscroch)
1. Love is when your differences make no difference (@elliebelleinteriors)
Congratulations to @elliebelleinteriors, we enjoyed your unique definition of love and it made us think about how love turns our differences into strengths and makes everything else seem so petty. We hope you absolutely love your new chunky knit surprise!
We’ve listed all the responses below. What’s your favourite and how do you define love?
thepopulariser Love is indescribable
ladylawstudent Love is letting them watch whatever they want on Netflix 😂
aabo_847 Love is....knowing what to get me for Valentine's day…😂❤
squid_102 Love is worth 7 in Scrabble, but giving him the triple word score.
chloegi73 Love is pure xx
chloegi73 Love is invincible xx
chloegi73 Love is everything xx
chloegi73 Love is eternal xx
cinnamoncashmere love is gross
cinnamoncashmere love is eating a whole tub of ice cream and still thinking you're cute after
meghan_winsor Love is forever!
marnieamber Love is having someone or something that you feel you can't live without! 😊 I would love to wrap all my family and friends up together in one of your chunky blankets!
annajulia72 LOVE IS EMPATHY !!!
elliscroch Love is a disease you don't want to be treated for ♥️😂
earthroze Love is this throw on my bed ☺️Happy Valentine's Day to you 💞
closetpixie Love is selfless ❤️
elliebelleinteriors Love is when your differences make no difference ❤
annikajtaylor Love is leaving the last taste of peanut butter in the jar ☺️
mia6973 Love is All ❤
pastel.daisys Love is accepting you self and others
annamuubear Love is not caring about S.Valentine's Day, because every day is like S.Valentine's Day.
annamuubear Love is where your heart feels at home. ❤️🏠
kadazzler_kaknits Love is the dearest feeling of happiness and togetherness. It's the intimacy and endearment we all search for to feel complete💕
isthabraq Love is Knitting!
fannyherbecque Love is all you need... ah no sorry, all you actually need is the comfiest, loveliest, snuggiest Saint Wools blanket 😍🐏
carolinejonesjewellery Love is.....life x❤️x
ritaguedesdecarvalho Love is the coziest, warmest, happiest, deepest feeling ever. Family, friendship or sexual love... Love hugs every kind of people or condition.
mineisthine Love is easy because when it's genuine and selfless and honest there's just no alternative imaginable.
marnieamber Love is anything complete and utter happiness. 💖✨💖
aluges Love is holding your newborn baby in your arms for the first time and seeing the gift your love created 💜
knittingmuchado Love is. . . Your little brother picking the prettiest weeds ('flowers') he could find to make you feel better after having your wisdom teeth extracted, and then his telling you silly stories to try to make you laugh and forget the pain. 💕
little_wool_cart Love is what you make it :) for me that's family, a new ball of wool or a cosy night in by the fire!! Love is flowers, hot chocolate, a special person, the laugh of a toddler. Love is different for everyone :):) it's something that evee
little_wool_cart *everyone deserves
little_wool_cart Love could also be that rather fabulous blanket!!
snuggly.hook Love is this beautiful squishy blanket 😍😍😍Especially if you are sharing it with someone special. For me that would be my amazing little boy 💙
madelonhaantjes Love is... being comfortable and happy, to not know hurt or heartbreak but to be blissfully happy and feeling like your world has become complete. Love is pure, love is true, love is surrounding us.
aysha_tutty Love is being surrounded by family and friends that mean the world to me ❤️
Ramzi writes about home décor, design and much more. He wants to share interesting things from around the world.
Lana is the creative energy behind Saint Wools. She writes about her love of wool and passion for making the best chunky knit pieces.