View Full Version : Valentines Day... yay or nay

02-13-2006, 02:07 PM
So.... do you love or loathe Valentines day?

02-13-2006, 02:12 PM
It's not a huge holiday for me, but it's a fun excuse to spoil pups and friends. ;)

Daisy and Delilah
02-13-2006, 02:14 PM
I suppose it's okay for some people but I think it's been "commercialized" to death and it's way way way over the top. It used to be a sweet little occasion but it's been turned into another reason to spend money. IMHO. ;)

02-13-2006, 02:17 PM
Gosh it was soooo important when I was hopelessly single. I saw all the couples happily making plans while I sat home alone. Then a group of friends and I would get together every year and revel in our single-hood. That was a BLAST, and I looked forward to Valentine's day for the first time.

Now that I'm married, its just another day to me, though lately we've been taking any excuse to splurge for something. Hubby and I went to dinner friday night to celebrate since I'm working tomorrow night. I bought him a box of his favorite chocolates and will leave it on his keyboard to find tomorrow morning.

02-13-2006, 02:24 PM
I hated it when I was single.
I loved it when I was dating.
I am indifferent to it now that I'm married.
I did get him a box of his favorite chocolates though... :)

02-13-2006, 02:35 PM
I didn't vote because I neither love or hate it. I buy the fur kids valentine type stuff. Sometimes send cards.

Andy's mom's B-day is Valentine's Day, so I sent her flowers.

If I get something, fine, if not, it's not the end of the world.

I don't know why people who are single go foaming crazy about hating it. I never did. It's just another day. Spend it with the people you love or care about, be it a boyfriend/girlfriend, parent, sibling, best friend, pet. :)

Even when I was dating someone, we never made special plans. One year we decided to go out to dinner and totally forgot it was Valentines Day till we saw the waiting area filled with flowers, balloons, and candy. *laughs*

02-13-2006, 02:50 PM
It's not a big deal to me. This will be our first V-Day as a married couple and it really makes no difference to me. We aren't doing anything special, I work till 7pm and have to be back at work the next morning at 7am.

02-13-2006, 03:02 PM
I love this time of year. Love is in the air ;) Go out there and tell the ones you love :)

02-13-2006, 03:20 PM
not a biggie to me - (don't care). but if someone I know cares, sure I care. :) when I was little, our school had to share something, it was fun getting candies. :p

who knows I'll like it differently later once I have my love cuddlebug!

Suki Wingy
02-13-2006, 04:47 PM
I really don't care that much but I love getting valentine's stuff for my birthday :)

Mad Mags Moo
02-13-2006, 04:48 PM
Did not vote as i am neither for or against it really!
It is far too commercialised now....if you love someone you should let them know every day....why wait till February 14th!!! I tell my husband I love him at least once a day and I tell Bubble and Squeak I love them once a day if not more!!!! :D :p

02-13-2006, 04:57 PM
Well, it's sweet if you have a beau but other than that I think it's depressing and over commercialized. Yesterday I saw like 7 commericials on one channel telling them to buy this or that for V-day.

02-13-2006, 05:10 PM
I thought it was always okay.

I'm dating someone, so maybe this year it'll be my first Valentine.

02-13-2006, 05:28 PM
I don't care for it all. What is the history of Valentine's day? It has no religious meaning to me, therefore, I do not care for it.

I am not depressed because I don't have a boyfriend, and even if I had one, I STILL wouldn't care for it.

To me, Valentine's day is just any other day.. :)

02-13-2006, 05:41 PM
I haven't liked Valentines Day since fifth grade. I gave out Valentines
to every other kid in my class & did not get even 1 card from anyone. :(
I was crushed.

02-13-2006, 05:44 PM
hugs hugs liz. if I were in the same school, you would get one candy from me! ;)

02-13-2006, 05:52 PM
I don't care for it all. What is the history of Valentine's day? It has no religious meaning to me, therefore, I do not care for it.

I am not depressed because I don't have a boyfriend, and even if I had one, I STILL wouldn't care for it.

To me, Valentine's day is just any other day.. :)

It was created for Saint Valentine, a catholic saint but no one celebrates it that way.. to bad I would like it a lot more if they did.

02-13-2006, 06:36 PM
I don't care at all about Valentines day. My family has never done anything special on it, it's just another day to us.

02-13-2006, 06:57 PM
It's a toss up. Saturday I would have said I hated it, due to my boyfriend and I spliting Saturday night. Today, we are close to getting back together so I sort of like it. It's a nice holiday, but if you don't have anyone it's mighty lonely.

02-13-2006, 08:10 PM
I used to hate it because at school they made a big deal and you felt like the only one without a card :(

This year for me and my boyfriend its our first and he wants to take me out for a meal, He is really romantic and told me the day isn't passing without him taking me out for dinner lol We buy each other gift but he insists its a girls day and I should be buying him anything, I think the shops agree it seems impossible to buy a man a valentines gift without it being pink and girlish

02-13-2006, 08:22 PM
well i guess it depends whether i'm single or not at the time. because in high school valentines day basically sucks if youre not with someone so up until now, i've never had a boyfriend on valentines day and i was just kinda like ehhh i dont really care, but that i do have one i kind of like it. bu ti do think it's been way too commercialized. :(

02-13-2006, 10:06 PM
It gives me a reason to go out for a NICE dinner with Rob.. however, he hates ALL holidays & refuses to do anything :(

Makes me quite sad, as I see holidays as something to look forward to, as my childhood SUCKED & only had a GREAT day holidays (I love to give!)

02-13-2006, 11:39 PM
I am ambivalent about it. I do kinda like the idea, but it's become an excuse for people to spend lots of money on each other and to argue about it later.

Maybe I'm the only person in the world who does this...but I randomly schedule into my phone a few days a month to do something romantic for DBF. It reminds me never to take him for granted, and to show him that I love him more than once a year. :)

02-13-2006, 11:55 PM
It's never been a big thing for me so I guess I'd say I'm indifferent. The only reason I really pay attention is as a warning not to call my mom for a week before or after it....she's a floral manager. :rolleyes:

02-14-2006, 01:25 AM
*sigh* Everyday is Valentine's Day for me and John. We don't have the extra money for gifts, but he's my soulmate.

finn's mom
02-14-2006, 02:06 AM
I'm actually indifferent to it. It can be a beautiful day if celebrated correctly and for the right reasons and by the right people. I think it's too commercialized, but, I think most holidays are. I avoid shopping for the typical Valentine's Day gifts, but, I do think that the day can be a beautiful one. :)

Pawsitive Thinking
02-14-2006, 06:38 AM
Got 3 cards (so far) today ;) Two of these were from dogs!!! :D

02-14-2006, 12:45 PM
I like Valentines Day, but I also like most holidays. I think I just enjoy celebrating. This year I bought a box of those Valentine cards that kids buy for their school mates and I wrote a little note to each one of my coworkers on it and attatched a peice of candy to everyone. I'm sure the boys will think it's silly, but I didn't want to exclude anyone.

I think it also gives me a good reason to indulge. I'm making Alexa a dinner that if I were to make on any other night she would complain about how fattening it was! It gives me a reason to get a bottle of wine and not feel like a lush for drinking on a Tuesday. I can get the ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins without feeling like a pig. I was also able to get her a gift that if I bought her for no reason she would get mad at me for spending money on her when she knows I don't have a lot to spend.

However we have a plan that seems to work for us, our anniversary is two weeks later so we take turns on who gets to be in charge of the day. This year I got Valentines day and she gets to take care of the anniversary plans. So for Valentines I don't expect anything from her other than for her to show up for the dinner I've made.

Anita Cholaine
02-14-2006, 12:47 PM
I really don't care.... Valentines Day is just too commercialized here....

02-14-2006, 01:05 PM
It was created for Saint Valentine, a catholic saint but no one celebrates it that way.. to bad I would like it a lot more if they did.

Yup! Thats what I was gonna say;) St. Valentine is the patron on Lovers. ♥ Just do a google search on it...:)

So yeah, it DOES have a religious meaning...

02-14-2006, 11:57 PM
Lol I don't really care one way or the other. It may be nice, one day when I have a boyfriend. But I don't really care. How did I spend me day? Cleaning, walking Major, practicing guitar, looking at cameras on the internet. Nothing special. :p

02-15-2006, 01:21 AM
Its an excuse like Laura said to eat the wrong stuff and have fun :D I got hubby sharri's berries...not sure if they are nationwide or not, he brought me roses, and I got the kids each a bottle of good cologne, a hallmark hot pink teddy bear, some chocolates, I got my younger daughter these black poodle slippers that look like bubba they are totally cute and I got my older daughter a pedometer....yeah they got spoiled this year :D

I made a huge thing of shrimp for all of us for dinner.

02-15-2006, 03:23 AM
Valentines day is relatively new in NZ, maybe been celebrated around five years now, it is only for sweethearts and wife's and husbands here, it is a big day for the retailer and some people go over board IMO, but it is a fun day all the same, and I say hey why not, if you want to celebrate it do, if not don't, i have had my disappointments on valentines day as my hubby is not the biggest on romance, and it just made me feel annoyed really, so i don't care to celebrate it really.,it puts too much expectations on people ..but i actually did get a card this year. :)

02-15-2006, 03:42 AM
It's not a big thing here either but I did get a box of chocolates from the cat! :)

02-15-2006, 03:54 AM
Well right now... i hate it. but that might change if i ever get a boy friend.. LOL

02-15-2006, 09:40 AM
I don't really care about Valentine's Day. I'm not a big fan of spending money on flowers, candy and things. Justin and I didn't do anything special, we had supper and watched a little TV.

02-15-2006, 11:49 AM
I like Valentines Day, but I also like most holidays. I think I just enjoy celebrating.

Laura, that is EXACTLY how I feel about most holidays! Commercialized or not, who cares? It gives me an 'excuse' to spoil someone other than myself, or, a 'reason' to do something I wouldn't normally remember to do. Sure, I don't need a holiday to do that...but, I don't need lots of things in life that I have/want.

I say just go with the feelings, and if it happens to coincide with a holiday, or, it takes it up a notch (props to the big E), do it.

When I hear, "oh, it just is this, or, it is just that..." (referring to the commercial aspect of things) it makes me think- well, why choose NOT to do something that might bring a smile to someone's face, just to stick it to 'the man'? Doesn't make much sense to me.

In my family, Valentine's Day has ALWAYS been more about family love than about romantic love.....whoever says you need a romantic partner to celebrate love? Most of my cards came from and went to family, and always have.

02-15-2006, 07:06 PM
i love it, but with my beau every day is valentines day.

Desert Arabian
02-15-2006, 07:29 PM
This was my first time being able to celebrate Valentine's Day and I have to say I like it. It was not overly romantic- it was fun and simple, I enjoyed myself! He got me a giant bouquet of red lilies and white irisis, I made him a big batch of his favorite cookies. He has school (technical college) on Tuesday nights- since he wanted to spend time with me on Valentines Day I went with him to his school and he taught me to weld (majoring in welding). I thought it was great, definitely a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Others might find it odd but we had a good time! After we got done welding, we went back to his house and he made me dinner while I played with Riley (his yellow labbie!!) and then watched a movie.

I can't complain one bit! :)

Toby's my baby
02-15-2006, 09:37 PM
I voted "dont care"

Usually im not into it, because I have ALWAYS had a boyfriend, and it was just something else to dwell on, for what to get, etc. . .BUT THIS year, i didnt have a boyfriend, and at my school, the student coucil was selling the soda "CRUSH" to send to your crushes, or you could my a bag that had chocolate and stuff for your friend. Well, there are a few guys in my school, that sorta have a crush on me, but I didnt think I would get anything. But long behold. . I went to my locker during 3rd hour, and it was WIDE open. I looked on top, and there was a stuffed teddy bear, chocolates, hot chocolate, and a coffee mug!!! :D It made my day. It was from a guy that has a huge crush on me, and I had a blast. He is so sweet, but he is one of my best friends, and I want it to stay that way. I had a great day, he made my smile all day long . .. . :D