(Closed) Anyone else doing anything "untraditional" for Valentine's day?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: On Valentine's Day we

    talk about what a commercial/annoying holiday it is

    do cliche stuff because it's fun/cute to do so

    ignore that it's a holiday and just chill

    make plans for cool stuff irrelevant to V-day

  • Post # 17
    486 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @LuluInLove:  We usually don’t do anything. We will be on our honeymoon this year over V-day and we will both probably just forget it’s a holiday lol.

    Post # 18
    4104 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m not sure if this is considered “cliche” or not, but we opted to take our Disney vacation next weekend! Instead of doing “romantic” dinners and roses and chocolates, I wanted to be at Magic and Animal Kingdom all weekend! I’ve never been on a “holiday” so I was kind of excited to see what it would be like!

    Generally, we ignore the holiday all together. SO kind of stumbled two years in a row in regards to doing anything, so I just opted out of it all together. No use silly hurt feelings because I wasn’t given flowers on a specific date. Instead, we try to do nice things and give surprises to one another throughout the year!

    Post # 19
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    the first couple of years we dated we did something but this year with planning for the wedding and saving we aren’t doing anything. probably just some takeout pizza. and of course the chocolate when it goes on sale for 50% off! 

    Post # 20
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    For DH and I it’s not really valentine’s day, it’s the day we first met. This year will be 4 years since we met. We celebrate that, and not the holiday.

    Post # 21
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We have a tradition – pizza and a hockey game.  One year we went to an NHL game, one year we watched an NHL game at home, this year we are going to a college hockey game.

    Post # 22
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @LuluInLove:  We’re skipping out and going camping with a big group of people.  I’m just hoping it doesn’t rain.

    Post # 23
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We are exchanging sunglasses. Does that count? Haha. We both happened to need/want new ones …

    Post # 24
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    Our half-dating anniversary is V-day (our actual anniversary is august 14, also SO’s b-day, so we usually don’t celebrate much), so it becomes our anniversary celebration.  

    In the past, SO has often overdone it for himself, making nit hard to top certain years.

    (like the year he got me 2 pillow pets, a diamond/sapphire RHR, and the fanciest chocolates he could find. so much more than I expected.)


    This year, though, my ring is supposed to be done on the 14th, but probably won’t arrive til the following monday, so we will probably do dinner, maybe a concert (his brother is playing in town that night), and then possibly go see my parents/scout venues that weekend.

    But really, I have no idea.

    Post # 25
    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    We generally ignore it except for me bringing home some kind of candy (I walk by a CVS on my way to work, the impulse is hard to pass up) and a quick “Happy Valentine’s Day” kiss.

    This year the plan is to binge watch House of Cards and maybe get some take out.

    Post # 26
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012 - El Faro Convention center, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

    We get each other cards and maybe some small token but mainly we use Valentines day as an excuse to do an adventurous activity. In the past, we’ve gone horsebackriding on the beach, gone boating, gone rockclimbing. This year we are driving to Perfect North in Indiana, to try skiing for the first time. 


    Post # 27
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day.. he’s always working (restauant GM).. so I’ll be home alone with my other love — our Dachshund. We plan to just go to dinner the 12th to “celebrate” and we’ll get each other cards.

    Post # 29
    1459 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

    I like getting BF a card and a simple little gift 🙂 He’ll do the same and then we’d go for a dinner when we were able to see each other. This year is the first year I’ll actually be seeing him *on* valentines so we’re going for lunch in our favourite restaurant. Nothing OTT but I like it.


    However BF has a friend who’s birthday is valentines day, this year she’s decided to host herself a birthday party in the caves where she works as the assistant manager. So after our romantic meal we’re going to trek to her and her GF’s home city to spend valentines evening down a cave dressed as witches.

    The best part is she just announced the inner sanctum has flooded cause of all the storms XD But I think that’s pretty untraditional!

    Post # 30
    9524 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    we are going out to dinner to DH’s friend’s gourmet pizza place.  we made the reservation 3 days ago, luckily his friend was able to fit us in at a decent time. 

    going out to dinner on a friday and saturday night is pretty standard for us, so this is nothing out of the ordinary.

    DH sends me an orchid every year for v-day, my favorite flower.  i can usually keep it alive until late spring/early summer.  but if work is closed again tomorrow, i am not sure when i will receive my plant.


    Post # 31
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We are just making dinner together and will probably have some champagne or do something a little more special. In past years we have gone out to a nice restaurant. We don’t really do the traditional flowers/chocolate thing but do try to make sure that we spend time together doing something somewhat romantic.

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    @j_jaye:  I think the history behind Valentine is really interesting and people have been using this day to celebrate love for hundreds of years…it was not created by Hallmark. Cards and gifts were exchanged for years prior to Hallmark’s creation. 

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