I'm happy I didn't get anything for Valentine's Day, am I the only one like this

posted 2 months ago in Holidays
  • poll: What do you and your spouse do for Valentine's Day?
    The usual cards, flowers, chocolates : (24 votes)
    21 %
    Dinner and/or a movie : (13 votes)
    12 %
    Celebrate at home : (19 votes)
    17 %
    We don't do anything special : (56 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 46
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    2096 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    To each their own. What I will say is that I don’t believe for a second that any woman would be pissed about her man doing something to make her feel special ESPECIALLY on Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversarys, etc (unless there is some major underlying issue). Also, it is not possible to celebrate everyday and if you did you would not appreciate it as much. That is what the holidays are for. Most people work and have responsibilities so it is nice to take the day to enjoy each other. I posted what my DH did in another post (2 dozen sets of roses because one did not arrive on time so the other was hand delivered by him, but I ended up with both in lovely vases, lobster and shrimp dinner by candlelight at home, a rose petal trail to rose petals in heart shape on bed with my 3 fav old school movies, romantic card, stuffed toy, and chocolates). That is Part One, Part Two is this weekend!!!! My DH loves to surprise me with romantic gestures. Two years ago he gave me a kitten for Valentines! I am so grateful and it shows me how much he appreciates me. We will exchange gifts this weekend. I LOVE the way he LOVES me!

    Post # 47
    Member
    2140 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    We are currently broke AF. We went dropped DD and her BF off for their dinner with friends and then went and shared a pizza. When we got home we sat on the couch for 20 minutes and wrote each other love letters because we had both intended to earlier in the day but ran out of time.  It was actually really sweet and perfect.  I would rather have something sweet and simple than OTT.  That being said, I love flowers and would take them whenever! 

    Post # 48
    Member
    2282 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    bebelicious1 :  I like that everyone has such different ways of celebrating Valentine’s Day, from nothing to grand gestures.  But I also think that while you’re right, few women would be genuninely upset if their SO did something big, some might be uncomfortable with the spectacle….I know that for me and my husband, going over the top like that would feel a bit unnatural.  Sure he’s done romantic gestures before, but usually it’s the little things he does that shows me he appreciates and loves me.  And I’m not the kind of girl that’s into stuffed animals or heart shaped boxes of chocolate (although bring on the kitten!  So sweet!).  But that’s us…it might not be right for someone else.  Your V-day sounds amazing and it’s clear your husband really puts a lot of thought into it, but it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. 

    We usually just have a quiet night at home and I make a nice dinner- this year was even simpler.  He brought me some lovely tulips and made pizza for dinner.  We’ve both been exhausted lately (he’s working a ton and I’m 37 weeks pregnant), so it was just perfect. 

    Post # 49
    Member
    799 posts
    Busy bee

    SO and I both like excuses to give gifts and do something out of the usual.

    We didn’t get a chance to do Xmas stockings this last year, so we decided to stuff them with small/inexpensive things and exchange for VDay instead. He brought flowers home (which, while not expected, is always nice) and cooked us a steak dinner. And we exchanged stockings and drank a bottle of champage with dinner IN BED watching Shakespeare in Love of all things. It was perfect.

    Post # 50
    Member
    688 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    bebelicious1 :  YES! Why wouldn’t we want to celebrate?!  I received lovely flowers & we had a fun dinner. He got me a lovely necklace & I’m sending him to Spring Training in Florida in a couple weeks to catch a couple of baseball games with a friend. 

    Post # 51
    Member
    437 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Greenspot Farms

    My fiance and I celebrated it the weekend before at a premarital couples retreat in Tiburon. It was awesome 🙂

    The day of V day he had flowers sent to my work which was very thoughtful.

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