(Closed) Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Why/why not?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yes, we celebrate it! Just cause its fun though. We usually go on a weekend mini trip or something special. Its something fun to look forward to after the holidays and i feel like it adds some spirit to the winters lol

Even when I was single I liked valentines day, i guess Im just goofy like that haha

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we used to go out to dinner and fi would buy me flowers or something, but last year my ffil was in the hospital after having major surgery right before valentine’s day, and fi was kind of in shock and really upset about it, so we didn’t celebrate. i don’t think we’re doing anything this year–i had been thinking of going out of town on my own for a bit, to see my baby niece, but that’s changed. we haven’t even talked about it really. he tends to make a bigger effort than i do about it, since he thinks i care more, but i’m kind of ambivalent…plus, my bday is in january and the holidays in dec, so it’s a lot of celebrations in a row/a lot of money 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

This year for sure we wont be celebrating it. We wont be together so.. No problem for me.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve always celebrated, whether single, with someone, or miles away from someone. πŸ™‚

A day dedicated to LOVE!? What’s not to love!!! I love giving gifts, love making valentines, love any reason to celebrate. That’s just me though. πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we celebrate, even though it doesn’t mean that much to me. we don’t do anything huge. this year i spent way more than i ever intended to and bought him a wii game… but that’s just because we just got a wii. and i knew he’d love it. couldn’t help myself!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We celebrated it once together. We were at a restaurant, and we both kind of just looked at each other and said, “This feels so cheesy!”

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with celebrating, either. But we stopped. It’s just silly to us. We did start a tradition, though, where on V-Day, we do one silly thing and then get our favorite take-out and stay home with a cheesy romantic comedy. Usually our silly thing is  to find the cheesiest, most useless thing at a drugstore or Target or whatever and buy something under $10. We’ve found some pretty interesting things. Then we usually donate them to good will because well, they’re useless.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re starting our own tradition this year – not making a big deal out of the day. Going to make a nice dinner at home and relax together.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Without getting into too much detail, something horrific happened to a family member of mine on Valentine’s Day four years ago.  I haven’t had the heart to celebrate it since.

I’ll usually get Fiance a card and this year I’m planning on making him his favorite dinner, but that is the extent of my “celebration”.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

we dont celebrate it because ive always hated the pressure that V-day puts on a guy to perform and i have seen grown women in tears because they didnt get flowers

i do make hubby a extra special lunch though – although hubby is corporate with a fully subsidized cafateria he prefers to take his lunch to work every day so i do silly stuff like home make pink bread or love fortune cookies with love messages inside or a heart shaped cake – stuff like that… all silly but even with the teasing from the guys in his office hubby doesnt tell me not to do it

we usually spend the evening by the water having a picnic dinner or take away fish and chips – doesnt cost alot and its about spending time together for us

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

We definitely celebrate it because it’s our anniversary πŸ™‚ But we don’t have very traditional celebrations. The first year, I baked him a chocolate cake and me made me dinner. We stayed in and took it easy. The second year, I bought my whole family tickets to a concert in NYC they wanted to go to, and we all went together – my grandparents, my parents, and us. This year, we booked a room in a nice hotel and are going to enjoy another night in. 

I never felt bitter about V-day when I was single, so I don’t have a problem celebrating it. I think if you move beyond the usual flowers, chocolate, and dinner out and plan on doing something you’ve always wanted to do together, you can avoid the cheesy aspects of the day. 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

Fiance and I don’t because he hates it (he’s one of those – why is everything so over commercialized).  I celebrate it with my mom and take her out (usually the night before).  She’s always loved the holiday and I love celebrating it with her… πŸ™‚  On the actual day, Fiance will make dinner and we’ll enjoy a bottle of wine… but nothing necessarily ‘different’.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’ll usually do something simple – no huge gestures. When I was single my friends and I would do a Valentine’s Day brunch on the Sunday closest to Valentine’s Day – all girls, single or in relationships and we’d all bring a dish and have mimosas and just hang out – it was a fun festive way to spend time with others that we loved! 

I love the idea above of yummy take out and a cheesy romantic comedy at home.  That’s my idea of a Valentine’s Day well-spent…

Post # 16
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Worker bee

We sort of celebrate it.  Valentine’s day is also my FI’s birthday, so we usually go out to dinner, but the emphasis is usually more on birthday than Valentine’s day.  I make him a cake, get him a gift, all that good birthday stuff. 

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