Post # 1
I think my husband and I don’t really see it as a big deal. We don’t and never have made huge plans… Maybe it also has to do with the fact that my birthday is the next day.
Sure, something is expected – whether a card, some chocolates, or even just a “Happy Valentine’s Day!” greeting. Today, I decided that we would give ourselves a $10 limit to buy each other something. We both went to the store and had about 15-20 mins to get something. It was a fun challenge and it was funny when we ran into each other and had to hide what we had. I got him some candy (Sour Skittles, Peanut MMs, and Mini Kit Kat Bars) and the “There’s Something About Mary” DVD. Of course, a Valentine’s Day gift bag and tissue to package it together. I still have to get a card that specifically is meant for “husband” as this is our first Valentine’s Day together as a married couple. He’s excited to get a card with “wife” on it. We just didn’t include the card as part of the $10 since cards are so expensive! Saw ones I like for $5, already half of the budget. Lol
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Do you guys see Valentine’s Day as a big deal?
Post # 3
It’s meh. Not a big deal, wouldn’t care if we skipped it, but we do celebrate in a smaller way
Post # 4
@alotlikelove: It wouldn’t be a big deal, if Mr. 99 hadn’t proposed on Valentine’s day!!! So while we don’t go all out, we certainly mark the day we decided to be together forever. We’re going out with friends for dinner, and I’ll make sure I look smokin hot so we can be all feisty when we get home…other than that….what else is there?
Post # 5
We don’t go all out, hotel, dozen roses, candy, jewelry, etc., but we do enjoy celebrating it. If we had more money, we would probably do a little more. Our problem is that we live in two different cities, and sometimes getting together the last two years has been hard. Last year his daughter had a late graduation and his ex gave him the date as the 14th when it was the 12th. The year before I was dogsitting and the owners came home a little later from their trip due to a cancelled flight. We do enjoy going out to dinner though.
Post # 6
We are going out to our favorite sushi restaurant. No presents or cards.
Post # 7
The first 10 years he was really into it, buying me flowers and candy. Now it’s wedged right in between our anniversary and my birthday so we ignore it haha.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
we don’t celebrate it, but we don’t get all “valentines day is a corporate holiday blah blah blah” about it like some of my friends to. that’s annoying.
Post # 9
Nope. This will be our second Valentines together (first married) and we haven’t ever bought each other gifts. If we feel the need to be romantic or something sweet for each other, we do it just because, not because it’s a certain day of the year and it’s expected.
Post # 10
@alotlikelove: we do not celebrate it and do not care. We don’t really even acknowledge it.
I didn’t grow up celebrating Vday (there was no such thing in my country when I was a kid) and it means nothing to me as an adult. We do romantic things, just not on that occasion. I like to schedule regular date nights for us on random days, so we can get a little dressed up and go someplace nice and reconnect. The next one is in a few weeks and we’re going to a place where the Obamas had a recent date night. 🙂 Can’t wait!
Post # 11
This is our 2nd vday together and we have not celebrated either one. Both times he has been out of town during the holiday. I’m fine with it! Less pressure. Even if we were together we prob wouldn’t do a damn thing other than be together.
Post # 12
We’re going to a diner because I love me some pie. It’s not really a big deal to us.
Post # 13
Eh, we usually exchange gifts. He surprised me this year with a camera bag for my dSLR that I’ve been wanting but couldn’t justify spending the money on. I bought him some of the war game models that he paints, a book, a coffee cup, and I usually make some sort of cute little thing out of Hershey’s Kisses (I started that last year, kinda worried I’m going to run out of ideas after a few years lol).
We’ve always been apart for V-day so doing something together wasn’t possible. We probably won’t even Skype this year since his laptop decided to kick the bucket.
Post # 14
Not a big deal to us. We usually make a nicer than normal dinner at home, have some wine, maybe some sex. Kidding. But seriously 😉
FI told me that this girl he works with (he’s a server) who is always asking for extra shifts, complaining about not being able to pay bills, etc, drove an hour to buy her boyfriend a $400 PS4 for Valentine’s Day. Insane.
To us, birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas are more important. Though, we did forget our 3 year dating anniversary last month, ha!
Post # 15
@alotlikelove: Eh, not really. Mostly because of my fiance’s work schedule, which means he misses it every second year, but we don’t mind. We’d probably just have a nice dinner or something, but we’re fine just staying at home too!
The local newspaper has a special feature every Valentine’s Day, where you can submit a small personal message for a fee. I did this for our first Valentine’s, and have kept it up every year since.
So even if my fiance is away at work, he can still read the paper and see my little message 🙂
Maybe it’s also because we don’t believe in just celebrating and enjoying our love and each other on one day of the year, when it really can and should be celebrated every day!
Post # 16
We both think it’s incredibly lame and cheesy, so we don’t celebrate it at all.