Valentine’s Day

Posted 02-7-2013 at 03:26 PM by Krista

Ah, the day of love. It is quickly approaching, as evidenced by the rows of candy, fake flowers and giant stuffed animals that are invading all of our stores. Romance is in the air. Along with strong perfume and singing cards! More trademarks of this beloved holiday!

Now, we can admit it: this is a woman’s holiday! I mean, what man really gets excited about cologne or boxers with hearts on them? These are token gifts we give our men hoping they bring in the loot. I don’t think jewelry commercials run with more frequency than around Valentine’s Day. With that being said, I’m surprised February’s birthstone isn’t a diamond!

My husband and I rarely do much for Valentine’s Day. It’s not that I have any particular stance against it, it’s just that I feel like it’s up to him to plan something special. More often than not, he forgets, so we stay in. I forgive him, based on the fact that I don’t believe our love has to be celebrated on one day. So often he does spontaneously sweet things for me, and they’re not any less sweet just because they’re not on Valentine’s Day. In fact, in a way that makes them more sweet. It’s easier to be romantic when it’s expected, right?

So, what about you? Do you and your spouse celebrate Valentine’s Day? If not, why not? Whatever your beliefs, I hope everyone has a rosy red February fourteenth!

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3 Responses to “Valentine’s Day”

  1. emmers5290 on February 7th, 2013 6:33 pm

    My boyfriend and i celebrate valentines day the day after. We do the same with just each other, not our families, at christmas. I love candy, flowers, jewelry and stuffed bears as much as the next girl but the next day it’s all half off ;) 15 amazing chocolates for fifty dollars turns in to 30..the bear gets more obnoxious and fluffier, and the flowers look the exact same.

  2. mblicious on February 12th, 2013 5:44 am

    it’s just a reason to buy fancy chocolate.

  3. nbert921 on February 12th, 2013 9:25 am

    We don’t celebrate it. I feel like it’s purely a commercial holiday and if you hold true love, it is celebrated each day-not just one. I love the colors and decorations assciated with Valentine’s day, but as far as buying overpriced gifts, i do think it to be too commercial.

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