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Valentine’s Day, to celebrate or not celebrate?

Before I start this post, I would like to inform you that I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day. I decorate, because I like having an extra tree with pretty lights and hearts around, but that is the most I do. I am in a loving marriage, I love my husband more than I can describe, I just don’t see a reason in celebrating our love only one day of the year. Yes, I know, it sounds cliche, but I want to show him love and shower with gifts any moment and not because it is socially expected of me every 14th of February to get some chocolates, some red flowers and eat sushi. I simply don’t see the reason to try to sit through an expensive dinner, follow with a movie and the pressure of this day is just out of this world! “What did you get for Valentine’s Day? Where are you guys going?” The whole situation is just not my cup of tea.

You want to put a smile on your girl, boy etc? There are so many ways you could, that doesn’t involve Valentine’s day.
-Pick them up from work and simply take them out on their favorite restaurant.
-Rub their feet after a long day.
-Listen to them and ask about them.
-Make a full day just for them, their favorite store, watch their favorite movie, give them their favorite candy.
-Take them on a trip, as a surprise.
-Try a new activity, eg bungee jumping.
See, just on the top of my head, there are many things you can do for your so and it doesn’t have to be a teddy bear and some chocolates. But, there are people who love this day. All the euphoria, happy feelings, friends expressing their love (see galentine’s day) are enjoyable to them and that is when you have to listen to your partner’s wants and needs and find what suits you as a couple. My husband and I are perfectly fine with having a day in and enjoying the heavily discounted candy the day after! To each his own! See, there are many pros and cons in this holiday and if it works for you, I fully support you and cheer you on! Only thing I ask of you, next time you see someone with a more cynical point of view of this day, please don’t judge them and if you want to find out why they don’t enjoy the day, simply ask!

But for the ones that do enjoy Valentine’s Day, I have found some wonderful pictures that I think you might enjoy, or send to your sweetheart and bring a smile to their face! If by any chance you have a rock hound, send them the jasper heart, they will enjoy it the most!!desktop-background-3061483_960_720winter-3056649_960_720background-3040858_960_720valentines-day-3142138_960_720StockSnap_HGRDXGMZ8C

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Yes, no and why? Please give us your answer in the comment section!

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16 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day, to celebrate or not celebrate?

  1. While I do celebrate to the point of stuffing kid lunchboxes with homemade notes and fancy candy I completely agree with you that its best to shower your partner (and kids) with that love year round. If anything we can treat V-Day like New Years Resolutions and take stock of whether or not we’ve been doing enough on a daily basis.

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  2. I’m in a relationship for more than three years now and we haven’t celebrated any Valentines Day together. It’s hard to be in a long distance relationship. I can’t even apply any of your tips. What we do is we write letters and I think it’s beautiful.

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  3. I don’t celebrate the holiday either. My main squeeze works long hours, and when he isn’t working, he helps his dad take care of his mother who has dementia. He does spend quality time with me when he can (which is rather frequent) and that’s good enough for me. It doesn’t take money or material things to say I love You.

    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  4. We usually get each other a little something and a card. I always get my mom something because she was my first valentine! And my best friend 🙂 I think it is important to celebrate all the loves in your life.

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  5. I love the idea of celebrating valentine’s day no matter what, even with a friend. I love the small tips you have that can make a difference.

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  6. You are absolurely right that if you love someone everyday is a celebration of love so why not celebrate everyday. Love your ideas too.

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  7. My late husband and I didn’t celebrate it either. It’s just too much of a fad for us. So much cliche but nothing is more true than what you said about showing love everyday.

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  8. So true! My husband and I always forget Valentines, but on the other hand we show each other so much love every single day the rest of the year. And that matter 364 times more to me 😉 Fun fact though: My husband is from Madrid and we spend a lot of time here, and like a year ago we entered a random nice little church in the Chueca neighborhood, and discovered that the bones of Saint Valentine were on display in there! How is it possible that this fact is so unknown?

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