(Closed) Do you "do" Valentine's Day?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Valentines day:
    We love it! It's a huge deal and we celebrate in a big way: gifts, cards, dinner, flowers, the works : (17 votes)
    10 %
    It's nice, but we usually just do a dinner out. It's more of a date night excuse for us. : (52 votes)
    30 %
    We'll exchange cards and go out for a meal if we have the time, or one of us will cook. : (50 votes)
    29 %
    We really don't pay much attention. It's not a big deal but I do at least get him/her a card : (26 votes)
    15 %
    We don't do anything. I don't like the idea of Valentine's day because _____ : (10 votes)
    6 %
    We just don't care. If it went by without mention I probably wouldn't notice : (18 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    8446 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MrsDrRose612:  We have a love/hate relationship with the day.  We love celebrating time together and enjoying the day, but we hate how commercial it is.  Before my Fiance, I wasn’t really into Valentine’s Day at all.  My Fiance, on the other hand, loves it because he’s a hopeless romantic.  This year he hunted down the same chocolates that he got me when we first met (it’s a belgian chocolate importer).  These are my all time favorites, plus they have a sentimental value (we met online and it was the first gift he gave me as he got off the plane).  I think the reason I enjoy Valentine’s Day now is because my Fiance puts so much effort into making the day special, and I consider myself very lucky to have him.  I usually cook him his favorite meal, bake him a pie, and make him a card.

    Post # 4
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

    We’re not married yet, but in the almost 5 years that we’ve been together, we have never “done” Valentines day. I don’t need socially mandated gifts or cards. I would much rather my Fiance show me that he loves me throughout the year.

    Don’t worry about feeling inadequate because you’re not showering him with things from Pinterest.

    Post # 5
    14661 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We don’t care, and wouldn’t even notice if pink hearts didn’t start showing up everywhere.  I’m not interested in over priced flowers and crowded restaurants for the sake of this “holiday”.

    Post # 6
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We don’t do much, we usually give eachother a card and maybe a little surprise (this year I think I’ll get Darling Husband a case of beer haha. He was just saying that he’s out and I like surprising him with little things like that). We normally don’t go out around valentine’s day for dinner because restaurants are stupidly busy so we might wait a week or 2 and then go out if we feel like having someone else cook.

    Typically we don’t eat out very often at all.

    Post # 7
    4370 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We don’t do Valentine’s Day – I’ve always considered it a foolish holiday and Darling Husband agrees. We (okay, I) do send cards to our grandmothers, though.

    Post # 8
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Darling Husband and I met on valentine’s day, and tomorrow will be the first one as a married couple. I acknowledge it as the day we met moreso than the holiday. We will probably exchange cards, have some champagne, and act like newlywedded lovebirds ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We always do cards and if we have the time and money we’ll go out to dinner but not necessarily anything fancy. He works this year so I’ll just be hanging out with the dogs. I love having another reason to love on my hubby a little bit more.

    Post # 10
    3230 posts
    Sugar bee

    We use it as an excuse to eat terrible food. We have biscuits in the morning, candy all day long, homemade spaghetti carbonara for dinner and then cupcakes. We also give each other $20 gifts. My gift to him was $20. His gift to me will be candy and flowers. We really don’t care for it though and we don’t make a big deal out of it.

    Post # 11
    7649 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Darling Husband always remembers it is Valentine’s Day, but I just really don’t care that much. I always kid him and say, “Oh look. Valentine’s Day. The one day of the year where I can actually admit I love you and people will believe me.” Lol.

    We make many other days more amazing than Valentine’s Day. But since Darling Husband is slightly into V-day more than me, he is making cajun jambalya for me tomorrow, and I promised him a back rub. It works out.


    Post # 12
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Eh, we go out to dinner. I got him a card and some candy. Otherwise, it’s just another day. Our dating anniversary is Feb 9th so with it being so close, we normally don’t do much.

    Post # 13
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Our first Valentines together, he picked me up for what I thought would be a nice romantic dinner.  He drove us around town aimlessly, and it wasn’t long before I figured out he didn’t make reservations anywhere!  I got mad.  He ended up taking me to Petsmart.  ????  Really?  He sheepishly said…”But you love petsmart…you know, with all the kittens and dogs and puppies…” I was like but nobody is there tonight, everyone’s having a romantic dinner out!!  5 years later it still makes me laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Honestly, Valentines Day is a farce…We’re going to get eacnother a card, maybe a $3.00 box of candy, I was going to cook a romantic candle lit dinner for him, but he has to work later that night so it’s a no go…and I’m not really all that upset about it!  We just had a wedding, there isn’t much money for other things ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    We usually cook together and sometimes there are flowers or candy involved, but we do not make a huge deal out of it. Tomorrow, Darling Husband is working though, so even though it’s our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, we’ll be letting it mostly pass us by. Darling Husband got some flowers for our newborn daughter and I think he’s hiding chocolate from me until tomorrow.

    Post # 15
    2178 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We don’t make it a huge deal, but we do celebrate.  He usually gets me a card, flowers and a small surprise, and I renew his Sports Illustrated subscription and get his favorite cannolis from the Italian bakery.  We’re having heart-shaped pizza for dinner tomorrow, and in the past we’ve gone out to a little greasy spoon.  

    The one year we went to Morton’s for steak and seafood, it was just too much money and too boring.  It’s about love and showing you care for someone, not blowing a wad of cash and showing off.  

    Post # 16
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I like any excuse to be with my husband.  I think we will go out to some galleries and art museums.  That is our thing ๐Ÿ™‚  And, maybe get a snack or some nachos.  I’m cheap!  (When it comes to spending money out.)  I think I will also make Darling Husband a card.  Sometimes we do more, but we are saving for baby.

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