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

posted 11 years ago in Holidays
Post # 32
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I guess you could say we celebrate it because we get each other cards.  We NEVER go out anywhere and we don’t do gifts, though.  We aren’t always together on the actual day, so we usually celebrate around that time by cooking for dinner for each other.  We switch off years and this year is the hubby’s year.

Post # 33
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

We celebrate it, but not in a big way. We usually go out to dinner (but not on V-day itself most of the time) and get each other cards.

Post # 34
2403 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we celebrate it, but nothing fancy schmancy… just a card and maybe a dinner. 

Post # 35
43 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yes, but we aren’t going out this year but staying at home. The restaurants are way too crazy on V-day. We’ll probably go to dinner a different day that weekend. 

Post # 36
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ve always celebrated (even during the loooong single years – my single friends and I would have ‘love yourself’ dinners where we would cook for each other). But these days I don’t actually get presents on V-Day because women get presents on White Day (March 14th) in Korea. 

Post # 37
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We exchange cards and cook a nice dinner together and that is about the full extent of it for us.

This year we purposely booked our vacation over Valentine’s Day so that we could be away from the North American commercialization of the day and instead just spend time together laying on the beach and relaxing πŸ™‚

Post # 38
2530 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Weve never gone all out for Valentines Day, but we do recognize it! We are going out to dinner on Feb 18th to celebrate because we couldnt get reservations for the restaurant I wanted to go to (Volt owned by Bryan Voltaggio from Top Chef) for the 13th, 14 or 15!!! I like to celebrate because an excuse to go on a date!!

Post # 39
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I like the Presidents Day idea! That’s so cute! πŸ™‚

Last year Fiance went out & got me chocolate & a teddy bear & had candles lit & rose petals all over the floor when I came home! It was so sweet, but I definitely don’t think it’s necessary. Oh and he got a dozen roses sent to my work πŸ™‚ So sweet!

Post # 40
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Funny enough, I’m the one that doesn’t like V Day and the Fiance really does!  When our first Valentine’s Day together rolled around, I was very adamant about not celebrating a holiday that pressures single people to be in relationships and people in relationships to do something.  So the dude pulled a fast one on me and baked me heart shaped cookies a couple days before the 14th–how could I say no?  Now I look forward to the day so we can do something special just because πŸ™‚

Post # 41
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we don’t do anything extravagant, it’s true it’s another hallmark holiday… sweetest day is even worse…

usually we dine out or make a fancy dinner at home, get some chocos, and watch a cheesy movie. Fiance has gotten flowers in the past… etc.

this year, prolly dine in and go watch “valentine’s day!” πŸ˜‰

Post # 42
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

It may be a horrible, corporate driven, consumerist holiday like some of you say….

But over the last 9 years, my BF/thenFI/thenDH has surprised me with some of the sweetest surprises and romantic plans ever!!!! My life has changed since I met him and I have so much to be thankful for.

I guess I just look at it as a great excuse to do something romantic and remind the hubs that I think he’s super! Laughing

Post # 43
5150 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

I don’t think it has to be a big deal…but I love all the little stuff and cutsey stuff that goes along with it. A little cheese never hurt anybody πŸ˜‰

I am also SUPER excited about our WB swap-bot!

Post # 44
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We celebrate it!! We don’t necessarily go out and spend a ton of money on each other, but it’s a great excuse for us both to get dolled up and go out for a really nice dinner.  This year we’re going to a winery with friends!  I’m so excited!

Post # 45
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love the idea of celebrating President’s Day, Pengy! 

I guess we sort of celebrate it.  We don’t do anything big, and didn’t do anything at all for the first 4 years we were together, but my husband has bought me a dozen tulips for the last couple of years and I normally try to put some effort into an actual meal (you know, like with veggies and side dishes, which are sadly a very rare sight in our house).

Post # 46
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Nah, maybe a card but only if we find one that strikes our fancy.  If it falls on a weekend we might go out to dinner but we probably would have done that anyway.

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