Post # 1
Do you celebrate valentines day? What do you do to celebrate?
The reason for this post is that Valentines day is coming up quick. And i’m trying to decide how I feel about it. My fiancée has never been good at celebrating. I ended up disappointed last year when I tried to plan a cheap & easy celebration, but he wasn’t in the mood when the day came.
Now i’m not sure if I want to try to celebrate or just ignore it. I have a midterm on the 15th, so I might just ignore the holiday this year….
Post # 3
We celebrate it, but what we do depends on our cash flow :). This year we’re actually debating Applebees or White Castle. I’m pulling for White Castle, it just sounds fun and they have awesome mozzarella sticks.
Post # 4
We can take it or leave it. We celebrated it the first couple of years we were dating but we don’t really make a big deal out of it now. Basically a “happy valentine’s day” and maybe flowers is about all we do now… sit around on the couch and watch tv maybe. lol. The past couple of years, and this year, FI has been/will be out of town for work on valentine’s day so we definitely won’t celebrate. Though he has been known to have flowers delivered when he’s out of town. So sort of, but definitely not a big deal and I wouldn’t be disappointed if we completely ignored it.
Post # 5
We never do anything because it just feels so forced and inauthentic to us. We have always thought that we celebrate our love every day and don’t need to make a big display of it with chocolate, jewelry or hearts just because the calendar says so.
Post # 6
We do and don’t. We normally go out to eat but we don’t go all out in gifts. This year we’re going to Sunday brunch the day before at this oober ritzy local hotel. My FMIL and I went to brunch there this weekend before a wedding show and it was the most amazing meal I’ve ever had.
As for gifts, we’ll probably just get each other cards and maybe some candy. We’ve got a wedding to pay for!
Post # 7
Well I like to celebrate it but it is a constant battle with my husband have a look at m prev post on the issue
My husband doesn’t think he needs to do anything for valentines day now……
Post # 8
I would like to celebrate it more often but he doesn’t really like it so he doesn’t usually. This year sounds a “leetle” more promising though so crossing my fingers!
Post # 9
We kind of celebrate, but rarely on the actual day. Mostly we use it as an excuse to go out for a fancy dinner sometime during the month of February. Which is good, because February can get kind of depressing in Vermont. We don’t do gifts, and I think the only day we actually “celebrated” on the 14th was when it was on a Saturday and we made a special breakfast and then went on a snowshoe. This year I think we’re going out to dinner two weeks later because my partner is studying for the boards.
Post # 10
We celebrate it when we can. Normally we’re working, or one of us is anyway – and we always make a point not to do gifts. But, FI always gets me ferrero rocher (for 8 yrs now) so its almost tradition. Cards are a must (whether we’re able to have dinner or not – we’ll surprise eachother with valentine cards around the house, etc) Always 2 cards – a funny one and a sweet one. 🙂
This year, however, I’m not sure what we’re doing. We both have it off – since its the Monday before our wedding. So I’m sure life will be hectic for us both. From now on though, we’ll be combining Valentines Day with our Anniversary …. so we’ll have big things going on with that!!! 🙂
Post # 11
I said yes we usually do something to celebrate. Nothing huge, normally make dinner at home for one another but SO does like to get me flowers so that is somewhat traditional. I usually get him some chocolate or something edible, and we also exchange cards.
Post # 12
Not really. I actually said to my fiance last night that we should have a bottle of our nice wine – we have like eight just sitting there from our previous wine club deliveries. He was very shocked and confused I wanted to do something for Valentine’s Day… but really I am just looking for an excuse for nice wine and food. I tend to be pretty anti-Valetine’s Day. A girl once broke up with me because I insisted on sitting around watching Team America and being totally unromantic for Valentine’s Day. The guys I’ve dated haven’t seemed to mind so much though. 😉
Post # 13
I’m surprised how many people don’t/barely celebrate V-day. I appreciate all these replies I’m trying to decide if I truly care if we celebrate or if its society telling me this random day should be romantic. I just don’t want to say I don’t care and then end up fighting the next day because I’m disappointed…
@simpleandchic: thanks for linking me with your post. I didn’t see it on the board. I won’t get married until July, but im certain I could have a post just like you next year.
Post # 14
Nope, I’ve never celebrated or even really acknowledge it. I don’t want to deal with the crowds of eating out and don’t want FI paying the inflate prices for flowers around this ‘holiday’. I told him we should just make up our own v-day on some other random day of the year if we actually wanted to celebrate.
Post # 15
Nope. Never celebrated. One year we went out for coffee I think. Actually, that may not have been Valentine’s Day.
Meh. I’m just not into it I guess.
Post # 16
We don’t really do much of anything for it. FH bought me a bag of my favorite candy from Walmart last year, and we pigged out together. This year, I won’t see him on Valentine’s Day, but he did promise me a big bag of gummy bears.
To us, it’s just another day, and there’s no real reason to do anything extra special.