(Closed) Anyone NOT celebrate Valentines day?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think people forget that its not about gifts or flowers or store bought things…..My SO and I do give each other something small (sometimes not), or make a nice supper at home and spend time together (if we can). We might go and do something fun this weekend.

I think its important to take the time to tell people you love them. Like friends and family. Sometimes I’ll send flowers to my parents, or when I was little my dad always used to buy us girls a rose. Or my mom and I would some baking. Even just to spend alittle time together is more important than a fancey dinner or big elaborate gifts.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

we don’t celebrate it because he thinks it’s silly. I would like a small gesture, at least. so I think I’m going to buy myself some of my favorite flowers today.

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We aren’t going out or anything like that…I have to work until 11pm and he works until 1am so that’s when we’ll see each other. We’re just planning on making dinner and watching a movie or playing a game like we usually do. We just want to spend time together!

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We celebrate but in a low key way.  He got me flowers last night (from trader joe’s!) and I am cooking an sweom meal tonight and will give him a sweet card. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We make each other silly cards from pictures we find on the internet and that’s it. We used to go out for dessert too but it’s such a nightmare with how busy everything is that we don’t even bother any more. Frazzled servers + crowded restaurant = not the laid-back, decadent evening we were hoping for.

I used to enjoy V-Day when I was younger, but I think I outgrew it. DH and I are so sappy and romantic on a regular basis that when V-Day comes along, no further gestures are needed.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We don’t exchange gifts or cards for Valentine’s Day, but usually take the opportunity to have a rare weeknight date night.  🙂

We do sweet things for each other on random days and go out to dinner regularly, but I still think it’s a fun and festive holiday as long as you don’t saddle each other with pressure and expectations.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We used to go out to our favourite veggie restaurant in London when we lived back over there for the first few years, but now we both feel meh about it. The last few years we’ve always taked about maybe doing something special, but again, meh. At best we exchange cute little cards and then go do something spontaneous and special later on in the year. It does make us think about and value our relationship, though, so it’s nice to take the time to focus on it at least once a year.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Actually I did get him a kiva.org gift voucher for V Day today. Oops, almost forgot. But that’s not really giving to HIM, per se.

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

We don’t.  Never have.  FI and I would rather do random sweet things for each other (which we always do) rather than be pressured into doing it.  It’s nice I guess if people really look forward to one day.  But at the same time, it’s kind of sad.  You don’t know how many men I saw at the grocery store at 7 am running around clueless.  It shouldn’t have to be that way.

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We “celebrate” it, but not in the way most couples do: No dinners, no flowers, no gifts.

Our first year together we went out, it was too crowded, and we were really annoyed by the fixed menu. So we decided to celebrate simple, with pizza and beer at home w/ the swapping of a card.

Like you, we also go out on dates all the time, and are both pretty good about being romantic, so for V-day, we just like to keep it really simple, and away from the masses.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

The commercialized Valentine’s Day isn’t my bag at all.  I do, however, like having a day (or week) to just focus on the other person.

My DH and I do that a lot, but everyone is so busy and “plugged in” all the time, that it’s really nice to have another excuse to just slow down and do a sweet things for someone else.  Growing up, it was mostly a day to do something with my family and my dad always bought us candy or chocolate…it was never a big deal…just nice.

We don’t go out, but I usually make a nicer than average meal and dessert (which we never have).  This year, I’m doing that but have also bought him the red wine we had at our wedding and some chocolate cupcakes.  

 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

YAY! Im not alone! haha Me and my Fiance dont celebrate it either. Not only is it like more of a religious reason but also I thnk its kind of lame lol Haha

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We don’t really do anything. Valentines used to be a bigger thing for me, but DH isn’t into it, and so I’m fine with just letting it slide on by. I usually ask him to pick up chocolates for me… a few days afterwards when they go on sale! 🙂 

This year DH is away working till late so I’m having some single ladies I know over for chocolate fondue. Fun for me, and I remember what it was like to be single and alone.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

I was never a huge fan, but my mum did buy us chocolates and stuffed bears when we were young and my first boyfriend in high school actually put some thought into gifts for it. 

I think I may have mentioned it on the boards previously, but my ex before DH absolutely ruined it for me when he bought me chocolates and a cheap teddy bear, threw them at me, promptly grabbed a beer from my fridge, sat on my couch and when I thanked him for them he replied, “My mom made me do it.”  I never really felt the same about it, so when DH and I started dating I told him to NOT do anything.  For the first two years, we hung out with a couple that we’re friends with on V-Day and DH felt bad that the wife was getting stuff while I wasn’t, so he bought me small flowers.  Then, last year, he proposed!  This year, I got a beautiful bouquet of gerbera daisies, lilies and a carnation delivered to work with a thoughtful note, “I can’t believe how much has changed since 1 year ago today.  I’m so glad you made me the happiest guy alive.”  I think we’re hanging out with the same couple tonight and watching movies, lol.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just left the drug store and saw a man with one of those small, cheap heart shaped boxes of candy and two 22 oz. Natty Light’s.  Pretty sure he knows how V-day is done!

We won’t do much today because of our schedules we won’t even see each other until 9:30.  I did make him cupcakes today. 

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