Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?


I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day…. I never was.  First of all it creates pressure to give your loved one something that will be way too overpriced because companies take advantage of upping prices.  I remember the first Valentines day that my other half and I celebrated together.  He bought me a dozen roses and told me that every year he was going to add a dozen to that count.  Well on our second Valentine’s I asked him straight out how much he spent on the 2 dozen roses and when I heard that it was over $300, I felt so bad that he had spent that much.  I told him to never buy me roses on Valentine’s again.  Then there is always the issue of trying to get a reservation in a restaurant that will just be too damn crowded for comfort.  So for years now he and I have agreed to just not succumb to the pressure of V-Day.  I do wish him a Happy Valentine’s Day and let him know that I love him, but as far as feeling pressured to go out and buy a gift or prove our love monetarily…. There’s no need! 

This doesn’t mean I will take the joy of the day away from my kids. In fact I love surprising them with little goodie bags full of treats and sweets. Tomorrow I am planning on putting together some Valentine’s Day baskets for my kids and my nieces while they’re at school. Nothing beats coming home from school and having a special gift waiting!

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3 thoughts on “Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

  1. One year my husband asked me what my favorite desert was. I told him anything chocolate. He surprised me on Valentine's day with molten chocolate cakes made in ramekin cups. It has been our Valentine's day tradition ever since.

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  2. Nope me neither but my men surprised me with roses, cards, candy, dinner and chocolate covered strawberries…guess I'll hit up Walgreens tomorrow for their 1/2 price sale and reciprocate – lol! Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty – Happy Valentine's Day.

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