Post # 1
I’ve been getting shocked looks when I tell people that DH is away on business for our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple and I really don’t care. I’ve never really cared for V-day (especially the competition between women). I would rather my DH use his energy to plan something romantic for a day that has special meaning for us, not a day that is special for everyone else (especially the card, flower and candy industries). In fact, I think I would be rather pissed if he got something for me today. He knows how I feel about V-day and quite frankly I would rather something for our monthly wedding anniversary. (Yes, I’ve turned into a teenager, “Guess what we were doing 4 months ago today”) Although so far for our monthly wedding anniversary all I’ve gotten is an eye-roll and a hug and kiss.
Post # 3
I don’t have strong feelings either way. We usually exchange cards and thats it. He will usually get me some Valentines candy too but not until it goes on sale 🙂
Post # 4
I don’t really care either way. Actually, FI’s bday is Valentine’s Day so I enjoy celebrating that over Valentine’s Day. I’m just not really into the overly romantic flowers/stuffed animals/cards stuff. Never been too girly, maybe thats why!
Post # 5
I kind of feel the same way. Why not do something special on a totally random day, rather than wait a year to do something special on the same day every other single person ever is having something special done for them?
Our plan is not to get any kind of gifts, but if he did, I would appreciate it, at the same time, I definitely won’t be upset if I don’t get anything!
Post # 6
But it’s not about the gifts for me, it’s just about loving love 🙂
Post # 7
Eh, not thatimportant to me either way. I could take it, or leave it. To me it’s just an excuse to get a good meal, and to get a lil’ sumpin’, sumpin’ 🙂
Post # 8
I hate V-day!! Sooo much! I always tell FI not to get me anything, and he never listens. We are broke this year, and this morning he presented me with a bunch of framed pics of us. Some were nice and some were silly, but they were all cute.
Stupid V-Day =)
Post # 9
i like it but don’t love it. i’d be happy making dinner together and maybe a small bunch of flowers (no roses though).
Post # 10
Theres not really an option for me. I dont love or hate it. In the past there have been Valentines Days where we have done things like gone out to a very nice dinner or gotten something small for one another (Card, flowers, chocolates, lingerie, etc) but it is not something that is expcted. I would not be upset if DH didnt do anything for me today. This year is also different because next Monday we will be going out for a nice dinner that DH planned (its a surprise) for our 6 month married “anniversary” so we are totally skipping Valentines Day!
Post # 11
Personally, I don’t like exchanging gifts on V-day. Little gestures like a balloon or cookies are cute, but buying an actual gift I save for B-days or anniversarys.
We typically just spend time with each other for V-day and do little thoughful things with each other. I like this b/c it gives an excuse to be extra thoughtful and focus on the little things 🙂
Post # 12
We’ve never done gifts on V-day…but I still love that it’s a day of romance 🙂 You shouldn’t really need an edxcuse…but it’s super fun anyway 🙂
Post # 13
I like giving gifts but FI hates Valentine’s Day. I will give him credit-he did well this year. But he’s officially announced “We are going to have to cut down on gift giving so we can save for the wedding. We are not exchanging gifts on St. Patrick’s Day.” Um OK
Post # 14
I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. I think the idea of having a day to specially remember to say I love you and show the person you love attention is great! But all the crappy little chotskies and dust collectors they sell and all the roses that die in 2 days and worthless stuffed animals kind of annoy me 🙂
Post # 15
I look at it as an excuse to go out to dinner haha. It’s just such a commerical holiday where the emphasis is on buying things. I guess I don’t love it or hate it….it’s ok. Though I would be sad if DH didn’t even do something small for me. However, I’d much rather have a nice gesture than things.
Post # 16
Ditto. It’s not that I don’t like or am bitter about Valentine’s day. I just find flowers and candy meaningless if he bought them because society has told him that today is the day he must do it. I’d much rather it be any other day…the best are the days he’s just thinking about me. (Sorry I didn’t vote. I just couldn’t say that I “hate” the day…it’s just any other day for me. I can say I hate Monday’s though! ha ha)
Previous Valentine’s days, he would still get me flowers even though I’ve told him over and over again that I didn’t want anything. He always thought I was one of those girls that played games and secretly really wanted something. I think he’s finally gotten the message this year. 🙂