Valentine's Celebrations

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Jawl Posts: 8881
Do you do presents?? And how do you spend the day, just let it pass like any other, or make it special? I know some people feel it's a 'hallmark holiday' and a day for forced romance, but I do think it's nice to have a day earmarked for it, there's so much other s-hit going on in the country. We do presents, but put a limit on it. I think last year it was 20 euros, so was basically just a token gift. We had a takeaway I think, and spent the night on the couch. The year before went away for it with 2 other couples and that was great fun. I warn Mr. Jawl though, no flowers, they're far too expensive on that day, and I wouldn't ever go out for a meal on that night either. Packed in and probably crap food for over rated prices!
Momof2 Posts: 3884
we don't 'do' valentines day. I like irises/tulips and they are always available in Lidl around that time so DH knows that my preference the amount of florist bouquets he paid over the odds for that died before the week was out has thought him that lesson. We do cards and cook a nice meal but thats about it.
StupidSexyFlanders Posts: 8402
We usually just do cards and have a nice meal together at home.
Jawl Posts: 8881
[quote="audreys":1sjud70l]we don't 'do' valentines day. I like irises/tulips and they are always available in Lidl around that time so DH knows that my preference the amount of florist bouquets he paid over the odds for that died before the week was out has thought him that lesson. We do cards and cook a nice meal but thats about it.[/quote:1sjud70l] Then you DO Valentines :o0
jamjars Posts: 1721
Yeah we mark it with cards and maybe a box of chocs for me :-8 but that's it! No presents and I agree with the no flowers thing too... they're extortionate! We usually go out to dinner whatever the other night of the "valentines weekend" is. So this year the big night will be Sat the 12th I'd say... we'll prob head to dinner on the fri night!
jamjars Posts: 1721
[quote="Jawl":2hmuoa7i][quote="audreys":2hmuoa7i]we don't 'do' valentines day. I like irises/tulips and they are always available in Lidl around that time so DH knows that my preference the amount of florist bouquets he paid over the odds for that died before the week was out has thought him that lesson. We do cards and cook a nice meal but thats about it.[/quote:2hmuoa7i] Then you DO Valentines :o0[/quote:2hmuoa7i] :yelrotflmaosmilie: :yelrotflmaosmilie: Was just thinking this!!
nelswife Posts: 3869
Yeah its far to commercialised!!...I tell hubbie every year not to get me flowers that if he felt her had to get me flowers get them a week before or after not to spend an extra €100 on flowers that dont even last as long as a normal bunch or get me a couple of bunches from aldi I hate going out to, for overprices packed restaurants etc, Last year we didn't get BIG presents, we gave small gifts, what i got for him was 2 champagne glasses bought in the sale in Debenhams, box chocolates Bottle of M&S Champange Sexy Underwear (for him...me) Some candles (also bought in debenhams sale) all git wrapped in a big package with a red bow, cost about €30 but looked a hell of a lot more But this year my sister (as lovely as a present it is ) for christmas got me and hubbie a night away in a hotel with a meal for valentines weekend, so i guess thats what we will be doing!! But we do mark it in some way...
Momof2 Posts: 3884
Do we?? I wouldn't think so we don't buy presents for eachother we cook a meal and exchange cards we dont go out etc.. or have big weekends away as a lot of my friends would 'do' for Valentines.
LastRolo Posts: 6892
Agree with you, its nice to mark the day but things like flowers, chocs and meals out are overpriced on the day and a waste of money. We haven't "celebrated" it much this past 3 years or so, pretty much due to the fact that we couldn't afford to - OH wasn't working and I couldn't afford to. Hopefully we will celebrate it this year with a card and a nice homecooked dinner.
Anahita Posts: 1161
Always go for a meal and buy each other something small. This year will be the first year in 3 years that we are living alone in our own home so we might cook a dinner. Then again I LOVE eating out so we'll probably do that! I think what audreys meant was she doesn't buy into the commercialised side of Valentine's Day but does still mark it. ( i think??)