(Closed) Anyone NOT celebrate Valentines day?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

After the fiasco of today I don’t want to celebrate it anymore. I told my boyfriend I’m done with the holiday, especially considering the fact that he apparently thinks that I don’t know what I’m talking about when I specifically ask for something months or weeks in advance.

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I stopped celebrating Valentine’s Day since 2000. That was the day my grandma passed away and so after I met my fiance, I told him why I choose not to celebrate it and he is fine with it. 

Post # 34
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1446 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We ate at Arby’s and got grocery store cookies to share…

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

Spending the evening together with a pizza was a rare treat and more than enough for us. We’re saving for a deposit for a house and planning for our future together is much more romantic to me than a token gift.

That being said, the proposal stories and the nice dinners that are springing up from Valentines Day are all very sweet. I think it’s a lovely holiday. Just not one we feel we need to celebrate by spending loads of our savings 🙂

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We decided to not do anything this year, we got take out and spent the evening together, not a big deal, a friend of mine says ” valentines day is for amutures, all the other days are for the professionals!” I love it!!!! 

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was sent across the state for work this week, so we are apart. I did text him a very poorly drawn Valentine’s day heart message/picture.

Its his turn to plan, too. I expect something pretty nice next week. 🙂 We don’t do gifts, but an extra nice date.

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We exchange cards but nothing else–however this year, my Fiance sent me nice flowers to work (daisies and carnations) and got me a tiny box of chocolates (only 3 in there) which was perfect because I’ve been working hard to get in shape. It was WAY more than I expected. We got our son a card and a reese cup shaped like a heart. And Valentine’s did not interrupt Taco Tuesday at our house, because let’s be honest–Taco Tuesday trumps EVERYTHING!

We just do what we want. I am NOT going to feel forced into doing something because it’s Feb 14. It’s just another day. I also did not post my flowers to facebook. I don’t know why exactly, but it ANNOYS me to see all the flowers, like a big show and tell or something. They are my gift, and I don’t have to have everyone see what I got. I don’t need everything advertised.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My new husband is on a business trip because some bigwig thought the computer guys had nothing better to do this week! So I’m spending our first married Valentine’s Day on the couch, in PJs, reveling in “secret single behavior” (jelly beans for dinner, etc). It’s not just this year though, we never “do” Valentine’s Day. I guess we just go out whenever we feel like it, so we don’t feel the need to do something special on a particular day.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We don’t celebrate it for religious reasons. Also it’s just another consumerism holiday.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Add us to the list!  I love romance, but it means more to me when DH spontaneously does something sweet or makes a big deal out of a day that is significant in our history, rather than does something because he feels like he has to or will be “in trouble” if he doesn’t.  So, we pretty much avoid it, just like I’ve avoided it for years.  Plus, women always seem ungrateful for what their SO does even when they would be super happy and surprised if he did that on any other day.  Sad.  

Post # 42
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Helper bee

my bf and i do not celebrate vday for reasons that came about before we even met, so he was pretty happy when he learned i didn’t celebrate it during our first year.  some year, we get to do something because we do nice things for each other often and it just happens to fall on valentine’s day.  this year we spent it working out albeit separately.  hehehe, i went to zumba class all by myself because my friends bailed on me because of this “holiday.”  oh well, i got 2 hours of a great workout!  😀

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not anti-romatic either but I just think that it’s a commercial holiday. Me and FH treat eachother with love and romance everyday and not just one day.

Post # 44
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are one of those couples who doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day – something we decided on years ago. It means so much more to me when he surprises me on a random day with flowers or we go out for a nice dinner to just spend some time together. 

(I do make it a point to celebrate our anniversary, though – to me, V-day celebrates love in general; our anniversary celebrates OUR love.)

 

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