1. I’m not a fan of Valentines day, but it is a day to celebrate love and who can resist that. I agree that it is a little sexist and is geared to catering to the women. Since I am a woman…..I kind of like that aspect of the holiday.

  2. I read a study once that giving the flowers isn’t romantic. It’s only romantic if you send them to the woman’s office. So other women can see them. I remember seeing women getting flowers when I worked in an office. It was very effective!

    We’ll probably be making cards with our daughter for each other. Maybe a pancake breakfast. Crab poutine for supper. Grandparents are babysitting so we can do some loud DIY. Perfect Valentine’s Day.

    Diamonds? We didn’t even do diamonds for my engagement ring!

    (sorry Kate got upset. I’m all for showing my partner I love him every day, but it’s nice to celebrate it a little more once a year. It doesn’t need to cost anything though!)

    • That’s what I mean when I say it’s a competition thing. I agree that Valentine’s day should be celebrated but without having to buy things. There should be a rule… no gifts on valentine’s day.

  3. Until I read your post, I must admit Valentine’s Day has been far from my mind. I’m more excited about Shrove Tuesday (pancake day on 17th Feb here in the UK). My husband is working away for Valentine’s Day and I guess we stopped celebrating it a while back! We do celebrate the day we met (as well as the day we married) and that to us is more special than a commericalised expensive day like Valentine’s Day!

  4. While I’m not a big Valentine’s Day fan I think it gives a good opportunity to do something special or nice with your significant other. You can decide to do something special/nice on a different day if you want. It’s important to work on your relationship and Valentine’s Day just gives a good reason to do so.

    • You’re right. I shouldn’t be so harsh on Valentine’s Day. I’m not against love and doing nice things for your significant other, I just don’t like the having to buy stuff part. So I guess I don’t dislike Valentine’s Day per se, I dislike what it has turned into.

  5. Valentine’s Day is an excuse to do something special for those you love! It’s never been a big deal in our family but I’m looking forward to doing something fun this year since it falls on a Saturday! The thing I love most about Valentine’s Day is the fact that I always can count on a love letter from the hubby!

  6. Ha! I am a Valentine’s Day hater and I have been for years. My hubby and I have been together for 13 years and we have never celebrated Valentine’s Day, I think it’s one of the reasons why we have had such a long and healthy relationship. 🙂

  7. I agree with you!Many people abuse valentine’s day thinking its the only day for expressing your “love”.Valentines day should be celebrated without even the gifts.All that matters is how you feel about each other.

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