(Closed) Valentines Day ::rant::

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@mixtaperomance:  I get it. I like it because I see it as just another excuse to show somebody how much you love them. Not the only day of the year to try. But we also don’t buy into any of the typical Valentines Day stuff. Well, except flowers… but only when he can find a coupon… yeah… we are THAT cheap. lol. But I get why it would seen so unexciting. I mean, really, this is all stuff you could do any day of the yer and have it all cost far less money!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Meh I don’t care about Valentines Day at all. Darling Husband spent a stupid amoung of $ on chocolate and all I could think was I’d rather him hand me $80 and let me go shopping.

Post # 5
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1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I use Valentines Day to celebrate love in general, not just romantic love.  I sent my parents, sister, and best friend valentine cards, and used to get my friends candy (back in the day when I lived with friends rather than fiance.)

I understand why people dislike it, but I thought I’d give a slightly different perspective ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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1231 posts
Bumble bee

I like it because it breaks up the winter. February is a gray and gloomy month. I think it’s a great excuse to dress in bright colors and get excited about something. lol I always see it as one step closer to spring! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

All holidays, honestly, are an excuse to jack up prices. Some people like to celebrate, some don’t. If you’re among the latter, there’s nothing “wrong” with you.

What I don’t like are the people who get super sanctimonious about the fact that they actively don’t celebrate it. I enjoy buying silly cards, gorging on candy and exchanging gifts. When I was single, the cards and gifts went to my friends and family. Now that I’m in a relationship… I still get cards for family, candy for friends and now I have the added bonus of someone to give silly and sweet presents to and snuggle up with. It’s not for everyone, but it is for me and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Nothing wrong with any choice you make, just make it and that’s that ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

VDay is just another excuse for us to get to go out to dinner! Haha. I think it’s great to have a day to celebrate love…. but, in my opinion, it’s so much better to leave the material things out of it.

I told Fiance to wait til tomorrow to buy me some flowers… I kind stomach the price hike for VDay! lol

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I totally get it too.  Those overhyped holidays are always so hard to enjoy because of the expectations.  I like it though because it can be a nice excuse to do the things we keep putting off or normally don’t have time for.  I like to focus on what I can do for Darling Husband instead of what I’m gonna get.  The last 3 valentines days we made food and stayed in.  We normally don’t have time to make a whole meal from scratch, so I actually look forward to doing it on Vday. It makes him happy, which I love, and getting flowers is just an added bonus :).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t even get a card and I’m really upset about it. It’s very passive-aggressive, since he knows how much I love v-day. Things are not good right now.Frown

Post # 11
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My besy friend’s boyfriend was so upset when they went ring shopping for v-day (there’s a nice, channel set lab created ruby and white sapphire ring for $100 that she likes) because of how HARD the sales girl was trying to push him into getting jewelry as a gift that he was apparently furious almost to the point of tears. I didn’t know that happened to men and he’s not to type to cry so I was really surprised. I had to laugh a little.

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