Post # 1
Anyone else not celebrating? We never really have, I just really think it’s a forced, commercial holiday! We usually both end up working. However, last year we cooked dinner together & that was fun. I just don’t get competing to get dinner reservations, making your man stress about buying flowers along with every other guy ON THE SAME DAY, price markups, etc.! Anyone else feel the same?
If he were to get me something, all I’d want is a little love note!
Post # 3
@finderskeeperss: I think there is different forms of celebrating. I think the whole flowers, chocolate, dinner ect is Hallmark-ish. I don’t care if people do it, if that makes them happy – then go for it! But I’m all for making dinner together, indulging in an amazing dessert and spending some quiet time together. So, I wasn’t sure how to vote….
Post # 4
We never really do anything for Valentine’s day. I drive by a flower wholesaler on my way to work every morning and they have a lovely painted sign out front that says “Dozen Roses, 9.99!” Leading up to Valentine’s day they take a piece of paper and markers and put a 3 in front of it.
Our dating anniversary is also March 20th, so we always wanted to “save up the special” and spend money on doing something major for that.
We usually just get a card and sometimes make an effort to have a nicer than usual dinner together on Valentine’s day.
Post # 5
We’ve both had rough schedules for the last 4 Valentine’s Days, so we’ve never celebrated on the day of. But we do go out to dinner. We always discuss spending plans before a holiday/birthday, so last year & this year we agreed no gifts. But in the past we’ve done non-traditional gifts like he got me a new Blackberry and I got him a new car stereo. We’ve never done chocolates, flowers or anything like that.
Post # 6
We just use the day to spend some quality time together. We don’t buy each other gifts, just cards with a nice little note.
I love the way we celebrate VDay. Just take a minute on that day to appreciate each other ya know?
Post # 7
We don’t celebrate it. I think we observed it in some way in our first year together, but after that, we didn’t see a reason. We tell each other how much we love each other every day — we don’t need a Hallmark holiday to do that.
Post # 8
Our first date was on valentines day, so we have always ignored the holiday and just celebrated it as our anniversary. This year we’re not even really doing that due to wedding spending. We got each other cards and we’re doing an early dinner and movie. No gifts.
I think in the future we will “celebrate” but probably not with gifts. I like cards and date nights but I have no need for another gift throughout the year.
Post # 9
My hubby and I had our first date on Feb. 16th, so we usually celebrate both at the same time. I wouldn’t ever put extra pressure on him to do something special, but I would never deny a bouquet (I heart flowers)! This year, I’m going to get him/us Jimmy Buffett tickets. He’s going to be so surprised!
Post # 10
I’m not really interested in Valentine’s day. We don’t get each other gifts for it or anything. We have gone out for dinner on v-day before, but it’s not like a big deal.
This year we’re leaving for Mexico for a long awaited vacation on the 14th! We didn’t book it because of valentine’s day though, it just kind of happened that way lol.
Post # 11
We are not going a traditional route this year. We decided to take a fused glass class together and visit the local glass museum today. And then tomorrow we are going out to brunch with some of our couples free. On Monday, we’ll make dinner together and have an “electronics free” evening. 🙂
Post # 12
We don’t celebrate either. He will randomly get me things on other days of the year and there’s no reason for him to do it on Valentine’s day when it’s “expected” and forced. We’re going out with friends (the next weekend) as an excuse to splurge on a nice sit down dinner, but that’s it.
Post # 13
we’re going out to dinner on tuesday (we got a groupon deal that we’re using and we couldn’t use it for v-day), and we bought $25 gifts that we’ll be exchanging…so it’s not like, a huge celebration or really hallmark-y at all, just a little something to show we appreciate each other. almost every year we go out to dinner, but we’re big foodies so that’s just how we celebrate anything. we don’t always do gifts–last year we wrote love letters to each other that we edited into something our rabbi used to write his comments during the wedding, that was the most special 🙂
Post # 14
Nope, we’ll probably just watch a movie at home. no flowers and chocolate here.
I haveno problem with other couples celebrating as they see fit it’s just not for us.