Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
As long as I can remember, I’ve never cared for Valentine’s Day. I have never had a traumatic experience (like a bf breaking up with me on that day, or something else to make me hate the day) I just don’t like it! It makes me wrinkle my nose and make pukey faces and blah blah blah.
In fact, I always make a joke out of the fact that my due date was Feb 14th. I say that as soon as I heard I started making plans and on Feb 7th said “Oh hell naw, here I come! Get ready!!!!” Just so I wouldn’t have to share my birthday with it 😛
That being said, I don’t think others are crazy or stupid for celebrating it! There are tons of cute ideas out there and its nice to think that couples everywhere are making each other happy and feeling the love 🙂
But for me I refuse to celebrate it. I guess part of it is I like my birthday, and I never want my SOs (in the past) and my FI now to have to pull out the stops two weeks in a row. And for me, I’d rather make random days during the year special, rather than feel kind of pressured or forced to celebrate on that one day. Also, I feel like all the ads lean HEAVILY towards the lady of the relationship, and I’m like “That’s unfair!” I’ve known girls who don’t do a darn thing for their other half but look forward to it and expect them to do something!
Meh, just me thinks. Anyone else out there? Your reasons? Again, I am not knocking anyone for celebrating, and I say more power to you! In fact, I wouldn’t mind seeing some of your cute ideas for sweet little things that you do/have done!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
ME! I think it’s dumb to have a designated day where you expect your guy to take you out to dinner, drop a ton of money on gifts or flowers, etc while he expects you to do some particularly exciting thing in the bedroom. It’s just so artificial and forced. We will usually just use it as an excuse to have a nice home-cooked meal together but skip all the other stuff (well except for the bedroom, lol).
Post # 4
It’s my half birthday, so I celebrate it for that fact…but I hate all the heart stuff. It’s so lame. Like…ONLY on this day do we show our love for each other. Um, no. That’s dumb.
I did see, however, a way to make hard-boiled eggs into heart shapes…so I might have to make some heart-shaped deviled eggs for my fiance…
Post # 5
I don’t really celebrate it.
Post # 6
@Sunnyday278: Romance should be a continuous thing not designed to one day.I Flowers are more expensive on valentines day!! We celebrate afterwards lol..
Post # 7
@peachacid: Where did you see the heart shaped eggs? My DH loooves deviled eggs!
And on topic, we don’t really celebrate it. DH usually sends me flowers at work (which I do love, but it could be any day and I wouldn’t care lol) but that’s about it.
Post # 8
My birthday is on V day, which I want to think is special, but all my birthdays pretty much sucked because my parents didn’t do anything for me. Fast forward to high school and not only do I not get to feel special on my birthday, EVERYBODY else gets presents and flowers and balloons… presents were delivered to the classrooms every period and never to me. I felt so left out. It was like it was being rubbed in my face. This birthday will be great though because I should be able to try on my custom orange sapphire e-ring from the best man ever!
Oh, and as far as I am concerned, it isn’t V-day, it is my birthday, when it comes to what I expect from my FH. So I don’t want him to try and cover both bases.
Post # 9
We celebrate it, but not with store-bought overpriced candy and flowers. We make dinner together, drink wine, and watch a romantic comedy. Every once in a while we will go out to a restaurant, but honestly I like the at-home thing better. Suits our style.
Post # 10
@Westwood: I haven’t tried it, but here is the link: http://www.annathered.com/2010/09/29/how-to-make-a-heart-shaped-egg/
They’re cute, even if they are hearts.
Post # 11
DH and I order a lot of pizza on valentines day. I don’t really care about the holiday, but I do look to forward to the pizza binge!
Post # 12
This is our 6th valentine’s day, and we’ve never celebrated. I would love to get him this though… hahaha omg it cracks me the f up!
Post # 13
I’m not a fan of it an it is iron icky out wedding anniversary. So we celebrate it as that. I just don’t believe in a random day to say “I Love You”
Post # 14
I’m meh about it. Not opposed to celebrating it but not particularly inclined to.
I decided to leave it up to SO whether we would celebrate it so I asked him last year if he wanted us to celebrate Valentines and he answered “what’s that?” (he’s from a non-Christian country). So that was that.
I hated it when I was single, not because I was single but because everyone assumed I was miserable that day and acted all pitying around me. Even though I rather liked being single…
Post # 15
I’ve never cared much for Valentine’s Day… but I do love me some candy, so FI always buys me lots (particularly conversation hearts because those are like crack to me). Other than that we’ve never celebrated. I think our first 2 Valentine’s Days together we ended up going out and getting drunk with friends. And the third I made us dinner at home, but only because we had just brought our kitten home that day and I didn’t want her to have too much commotion. We’re very romantic like that.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@deetroitwhat: haha, love it!