(Closed) Valentines day

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How do you feel about Valentines Day?
    All that mushy gushy makes me want to throw up! : (8 votes)
    14 %
    LOVE IT! : (24 votes)
    41 %
    I like it only because of the candy:) : (26 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I like the candy for sure!  My husband is leaving for 3 weeks on the 12th and I have an exam on the 14th so no plans here!

    Post # 4
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I love V-Day candy! 🙂 Mr. Cardigan and I don’t usually celebrate Valentines Day, and if we do it’s usually with homemade gifts that cost $10 or less. We might make a bigger deal out of it if it weren’t for the fact that our anniversary has always been in January! (Dating was in January, and now wedding anniversary is too!)

    Post # 6
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Love it. It is a wonderful excuse to love one eachother. And I am all up for excuses to do that! (not that we really need any)

    Post # 9
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We were just joking about it last night – I actually hate Vday, I hate the commercials, I hate the whole “if you love your woman get her diamonds” crap, I feel like the whole day is about making us go further into debt because we both feel like the other person needs something besides our love! We talked about doing something small, but we’re both on the No Fun Foods diet so candy is out. I’d rather get in jammies and watch some movies with Fiance than make a big deal out of a day that wasn’t even supposed to be about cards and candy and gifts.

    Post # 10
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Valentine’s Day is our dating anniversary – when we first officially considered ourselves Boyfriend or Best Friend & Girlfriend, so I LOVE IT! And, it’s 6 months from our soon-to-be wedding anniversary, so it’s awesome to have 2 opposite points in the year to celebrate US 🙂

    Now, my Fiance needs a refresher, though… when dating, he made a big deal of asking me out on a valentine’s dinner date. This year is our first V-day engaged, and last week he simply said, “Oh, yeah, forgot to tell you…. I made reservations!”  He did say it with a really cute smile, so he’s not totally in trouble, lol!

    But he didn’t tell me much more than that… like is it actually on V-day or what time is our reservation? So I’m playing with him a bit to help him remember how to ask me on a date… This week, I made sure to tell him with a wink and a nudge: “Babe, my calendar is filling up fast!” He smiled, so I think he got the clue.

    So, we’ll see what he does with that this weekend 🙂

    Post # 11
    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

      We are pretty relaxed about Valentine’s Day. Our “gift giving occasions” all fill exactly within six months of each other. Picking out gifts does stress out my Fiance, and I admit, he’s a little difficult to shop for, so it’s nice to have a break :-). We are also in a LDR right now, so sometimes, we’re not even together for the day (this year, we won’t be, but I’ll be out to see him the following weekend). He and his brother do something for his mom. At first, I will be honest, it did bug me (I am a sensitive person). However, it’s always initiated by his brother, Fiance seems a little put-out to have to do it, and her birthday is also the day after Valentine’s Day. I now know that it’s nothing against me.

      Sometimes we have chosen a random day (over the summer, where we’re clear of the gift giving days) to surprise each other with nice events. That is really fun for us :-).

    Post # 12
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I love it, but I think I loved it more when I was single. I like the history and the meaning of it. The idea that people fought to be married and fought for what is right. I do not love the red heart crap that makes clutter for me and I feel bad throwing away because is somehow symbolizes our love. But that’s just me….

    Post # 13
    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’m rather “meh” about the day.  If we have time and money we do something fun.  If not, we exchange a little chocolate and call it good.  Fiance is a bit more into it than I am.  I am sure this year it will be glossed over with the wedding so close and all our money and time tied up with that and school.

    I think I have been “meh” about it ever since I got stood up on Valentine’s Day in 10th grade.  I had a fairly “long term” (in high school context anyway) boyfriend and he was supposed to pick me up for this awesome day he’d planned.  I remember it was cold that day and I was outside looking lovely, waiting for him, wearing a fuzzy red angora sweater and sparkly heart earrings with my big 80’s hair and white leather boots with my jeans tucked in.

    He got “distracted” by his pothead friends and totally flaked on me. Yell   I’ve been just kind of “whatever” about the day ever since! LOL


    Post # 14
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    i see it as an excuse to spend time together, go on a trip, etc.  last year we went to Hearst Castle.  we usually buy each other gifts and celebrate on a day other than vday to avoid the crowds, but this year we’re making each other something.  not sure exactly what we’ll be doing.  i prefer not to get generic vday gifts (candy, flowers, teddy bear, jewelry) because i think they show little thought or effort and are cheesy In My Humble Opinion, no offense to anyone who likes them.  of course if he got me my favorite candy or the same flowers that we had at our wedding or a stuffed animal that looked like my cat or a piece of jewelry that is my style, i’d love it!  he knows what i like and i always love his gifts <3

    Post # 16
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I like it. It’s an excuse to do fine dining, exchange gifts. received flowers or do something we don’t usually do.

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