Valentines Day – do you celebrate?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

Yes, SO and I exchange cards and gifts every year. Sometimes we go out to dinner. This year I got him a bottle of white wine and a card, he got me a card, a bouquet of roses and baby’s breath, two toy/plush roses with bendy stems, and a milk chocolate heart puzzle with one piece on the side that says ‘you complete me’. I got spoiled! We don’t exchange gifts or anything with family or friends, just each other. I love Valentine’s Day!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

I got him a card and a game that’s been out for quite a while but he never got around to buying 🙂 he got me a card, some roses and lindt bunnies <3

We’re going for lunch later as well. I do very much like valentines day but I wouldn’t want to go completely crazy with it. Just a nice excuse to do some cute things for/with BF 🙂 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We do, a little bit. We set a smaller limit for gifts for Valentines Day than most other events. I wish my closest girlfriends a happy Valentines Day but not everyone.

ETA: He bought me a concert ticket I wanted and I bought him a video game he’d been eyeing off. Unfortunately his game didn’t come in the mail in time :/

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We don’t! For multiple reasons:

Valentines day is just a hallmark holiday to make more money- and I rather not buy into that.

I also hate all the facebook statuses everywhere and updates about what their ‘valentine’ got them. I find it so annoying and i’m engaged so I feel really bad for single people aha.

FH and I buy each other random gifts throughout the year, go on dates usually once a week and we make it a priority in our relationship to let each other know how much we love them each day so I don’t feel the need to celebrate our love on one specific day of the year because we already do it all the time.

 

I couldn’t care less if others choose celebrate it though (unless they are the annoying post-everything-to-facebook type). My parents have been together almost 30 years and every year they exchange gifts and such- which I find cute.

 

We will say happy valentines day to one another and to family, but that’s it.

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee

We usually exchange cards and gifts and go out for dinner etc, however this year we are only doing the card bit as we are saving up for our wedding and also have just purchased a house so we are on a tight budget. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We exchange cards, get take-out for dinner and watch the movie Valentine’s Day. We watched the movie one year just as a joke, but now it’s become tradition to watch it every year on valentines day!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@UKbee:  We exchange cards and a little present. We don’t go out but cook a nice meal at home.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

We do. We don’t buy lavish gifts or anything, but SO spoils me rotten; always sends me the most beautiful tulips to my job (my favorite flower), and takes me to a upscale restaurant for dinner. We end the night at home with champagne, chocolate, and good conversation.

However, SO also does these things throughout the year just because Laughing yes he is amazing.  I think he goes all out on V-day specifically however because most (not all ) females expect it and he doesn’t want to get in trouble.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

We buy each other vinyls. And I love any excuse to send cards haha! We’ve been long distance for the last three years so we haven’t seen each other on the holiday. I think even if we were together we’d keep it low-key. Nice dinner, cute songs, lots of cuddling.

He is studying evolutionary biology so he was much more excited about Charles Darwin’s birthday this week haha!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@UKbee:  I wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! It doesn’t have to be just your SO. I have always made a point to give lolly pops in school or bring cookies to work etc. Its a fun little holiday 🙂

Anyone reading this try to make an effort to reach out to a stranger and wish them a Happy Valentines Day – you never know whos day you might make 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I thought we weren’t this year, it being our first v day married & living together, since I told him I didn’t want to because I’d rather upgrade our tv. But I got seriously spoiled so I guess the tradition lives on :p . 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We ususally just make dinner for each other and do cards.  DH’s birthday was last Saturday, and My birthday is tomorrow so we keep today pretty low key!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@UKbee:  We have always done something, and this is our fourth Vday together. He sent roses to my work, and is taking me out for sushi and to see Endless Love tonight. I got him a card and a new leather wallet. I love Vday! I know a lot of people hate on it and think it’s a “fake” holiday but what’s wrong with doing something extra special for the person you love?

@Brace2014:  Just wondering – do you do anything for your parents on mothers day and fathers day? Cause I think those could be considered Hallmark holidays too. I’m honestly wondering, not trying to be a smart-ass or anything.

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