(Closed) Does anyone NOT like/celebrate Valentine's Day?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We don’t celebrate it. We did for a year or two early on and decided years ago that it just isn’t for us. We have our anniversary to celebrate our love, and neither of us are really into chocolate, roses, or pink.

I do send cards to our grandmothers, though.

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If my fi doesnt take me out, I am gonna wear them & watch my tv with a galss of Rosé wine Smile

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Yeah we never do much. Make a nice dinner at home, some kind of an elaborate dessert like chocolate mousse. Mostly we use it as an excuse to drink our favorite (expensive) champagne.

This year we will be in the middle of an expensive vacation, so we agreed really not to do anything. It would be stupid to buy expensive flowers that we have to leave behind two days later!

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We don’t really do anything for it. We give each other a card and MrWigeon might buy me some flowers but that’s it. I find Valentines day too contrived now, we love each other every day of the year, not just on a specific one. This year we’ll be going to our pub quiz as usual on a Thursday! Our anniversary is five weeks later and that’s much more meaningful to us.

Post # 36
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really don’t care about the “so called holiday” Darling Husband and I get each other something small and then call it a day…

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just hate how busy it is. If Darling Husband and I celebrate, we go out a day or two early than the 14th or just make a romantic meal at home. We don’t buy gifts for each other because we already have several other holidays for that. Anniversaries and birthdays are nice because you’re not trying to share the celebration with every other couple!

We made the mistake of celebrating V-Day early a few years ago, as per our usual, then forgetting the 14th was actual Valentine’s Day and trying to see a movie that day. The theater was packed! We couldn’t get tickets for anything, and we went home grumpy to watch Netflix instead. I just can’t enjoy heavy crowds.

P.S. This year we’re going to a Mexican restaurant we like for their Margarita happy hour on the 13th. I like that we got married on Oct. 13th because now I can argue we’re celebrating V-Day one day early and our 4-mensiversary. 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I think your love shouldnt be acknowledge just one day a year. I think a solid relationship is something that is ongoing and should be respected, appreciate, and celebrated daily. My Fiance and I treat each other that way everyday so it is not something we even acknowledge because we spoil each other when we are together.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Eh, Valentine’s day just seems kinda dumb to me. Fiance and I both believe that you shouldn’t have to wait for a certain day to show your love. Occasionally we will do something but usually a week (or a few) weeks later. Not a fan of crowds and having to see overly-mushy PDA from people we don’t know.

 

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I reeeeeeeally do not like V-day – I honestly never have. I live in AZ and have always said I’ll celebrate AZ’s birthday, but not V-day.

I never celebrated it with my HS boyfriends and I don’t celebrate it with my husband for the same reasons others have mentioned. It’s just too much pressure for no reason. I don’t want him to be forced to buy me some generic gift and if I want to surprise him with some new lingerie I’m going to do it whenever I want to w/out a day telling me I have to.

The 1st year we lived together on V-day he seemed kinda bummed, like he wanted to do it but didn’t tell me, so the next week I did “Happy Thursday” – dressed up, laid rose petals everywhere, made a fancy dinner and had it ready by candlelight when he got home. He really liked that and said it was much more special, so that’s something we do now. Every now and then one of us will surprise each other on a random day and call it Happy [Whichever]day. That feels so much more sincere than chocolates and flowers in February because you’re supposed to.

Now my sister who is engaged just informed me that they are thinking of getting married on 02/14/14 which I have very mixed feelings about lol. At least it will give me an excuse not to do anything V-day related that day!

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m writing this late…but I’m really not a huge fan. I’d rather go out to a nice dinner on a night where every other couple isn’t out doing the same thing. Honestly, we don’t really do anything for v-day. Our dating anniversary is in January and it is always a much bigger deal to us. I do usually make a red velvet cake on vday since it is my SOs favorite. This valentine’s day, we just stayed home all weekend and hung out together. we got take out(no cooking for me!), watched a bunch of star wars, and just took it easy. It was so us 🙂 oh, and for my present i got vintage fiesta ware plates i have been coveting. awesome! I would not want a vday wedding. i just don’t like that idea. i also would not want to be proposed to on valentine’s day. i have so many friends who love the holiday and would think that is incredibly romantic. to each his own! as long as everyone is happy, that is awesome.

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