Do you celebrate Valentine's Day?

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

I asked this question last year. This year, I’ll add a public poll to see if the poll will change next year.

Is Valentine’s Day a real holiday that gives you the opportunity to express people’s love for each other or is Valentine’s Day a commercialized day for corporations. There’s no option for both. People can see what you voted.

  • Valentine’s Day is a day of love
  • Valentine’s Day is a commercial day for corporations to make money
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We married on Valentines day,so we tend to celebrate that rather than Valentines day.

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I’m not voting because I partly agree with both Statements! :grin:

I think it is one of those commercial opportunities for making money - you only have to notice how the price of flowers, especially red roses, rocket up in price for Valentine’s Day!
I wouldn’t want anyone going OTT with the hearts and flowers stuff for me - less is more - it’s the thought that counts and all that.

I also think it’s nice to send my lovely fella an anonymous card that will make him smile - I often make my own but if I see something appropriate in a card shop, I would buy it to send.
I enjoy receiving my Valentine’s post too :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


I’ll get a card, maybe some flowers, possibly something like a chocolate or similar, but that’s it. Used to go for a meal, but always made a point of not going on Valentine’s because everywhere was booked.

Other than that, I’m not going to spend hideous money on it or buy a load of cheap tat which seems to fill a lot of card shops these days.

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I suppose, like with most things, there is still a remnant of the sentiment originally behind it all … but it’s all far too commercialised now. It kinda spoils the fun.

Valentine’s Day has always given me lots to smile about. When my kids were small, they would make me little cards with characters drawn in. Or bring me a handful of dandelions from our field out back.
Later, my hubby would definitely give me a beautiful card, a bottle of Kahlua stashed inside a heart shaped styrofoam package, a pretty robe, a heart necklace, etc…and I did the same for him/them.

I love the sentiment behind a simple note to say “Happy Valentine’s Day”, to let each other know we are thinking of them with love and caring. It’s only one day, but a special one for me.
Did I mention I can’t wait for the postman to come to see if I get a card from a secret admirer? :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


My BH celebrates it by doing nothing at all.She used to be a florist and had to work all the night before and all day.
Easier than Mother’s Day though because all anyone wanted was red roses.


I guess any holiday is as commercial or not as you make it.

Lots of commercial opportunties for Valentines Day if you are into that.

We don’t usually celebrate it at all.

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