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Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? If so, how? And do you snail mail cards?

DH and I exchange cards and have a nice dinner at home. Only once in a while have we gone out to eat on V. Day. It's so crowded, plus you have to remember way ahead to make reservations. :D We exchange gifts only on years when there's something we actually would like to have. No candy. No flowers since we got the current cat who attacks and eat flowers. ;D

I snail mail cards to daugher and SIL, and an aunt with whom I correspond on a regular basis, and to a BFF I've known since we were 3 years old.

What about you? :-*
 

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We don't really celebrate. But once in a while we do go out, but not on Valentines day itself. Learned my lesson there. I hate crowds. So we go a day or a few days later.  ;D. Its amazing how fewer crowds there are the day after.  :D
 

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Not at all.  As far as I'm concerned it's a 'made up' holiday.  May as well call it "Candy and flower sellers economic improvement day". :D

That said, the Hubs and I have no doubt whatsoever about how we feel about each other and regularly share that and go out to dinner and buy each other things.  Don't need a specific day for it.
 

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Ann in Arlington said:
Not at all. As far as I'm concerned it's a 'made up' holiday. May as well call it "Candy and flower sellers economic improvement day". :D

That said, the Hubs and I have no doubt whatsoever about how we feel about each other and regularly share that and go out to dinner and buy each other things. Don't need a specific day for it.
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    I will try my best to ignore all the folderol and marketing that surrounds it
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LOL, NogDog..  ditto..  and it looks like this year I'll be having an adjustment on the 14th which actually I will LOVE.

And last year just AFTER Valentine's Day, Ralph's put stuff on sale.  I nabbed a lovely heart tin with chocolates for cheap, at the chocolates and recently used the tin for the Christmas gift for a friend who not only loved the gift (score!) but LOVED the tin and I know she will use it, possibly in conjunction with an upcoming wedding of her grand daughter.  I've also bought delicious heart cookies for much better prices just after the 14th.

I will admit that years ago I'd buy chocolate heart candies and late the night before, I'd run around and leave them on every desk.. made lots of programmers, analysts, secretaries, etc., happy in the morning and there was no demand that they had to reciprocate.     
 

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I really used to hate Valentine's Day.  I thought people put way too much emphasis on some random day created by candy and card companies.  These days, now that I have found the love of my life and I am married, I celebrate it again.  She loves cards, but I just hand them to her.  We go out for dinner and I get her flowers...simple stuff.
 

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I celebrate by turning another year older.
 

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BTackitt said:
I celebrate by turning another year older.
Happy birthday! I'm a 4th of july baby.

My hubby hates that it's a forced "Hallmark Holiday" but he usually gets me flowers and candy for the kids. I usually get him candy. Nothing big.
 

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DH and I cook dinner together and just use it as a day to spend some lovey dovey time together.  No cards, no flowers, no candy (ok, sometimes candy).  We just spend time together and remember that we love each other and that's the important thing.  Sometimes we don't even do it on Valentine's day.
 

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We don't celebrate Valentine's Day, it's my step-daughter's birthday and we celebrate that instead.  DH always buys her red roses, she'll be 30 this year.  How the years have flown by!

 

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For many years, when I was single, I used to spend days hand-making a beautiful card to post through the letterbox (around 1am of the night before) of whomever I was most attracted to. I would make sure she never found out who it was from. This gave me quite a thrill.
 

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I will be spending this Valentine's Day by seeing the new Die Hard movie. Excited about that.  :) Every year my husband makes me a Valentine's Day mix tape that is nothing but love songs.
 

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Kristine McKinley said:
I will be spending this Valentine's Day by seeing the new Die Hard movie. Excited about that. :)
o me too!!!
 

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I love Valentine's Day!  Am I the only one? 

I think it's great to take a day out of the year to really let those we love know how much we love them; they're often the first to take the brunt of whatever stresses we encounter in our lives.  But then again, I'm one of the lucky few to have a really good husband; the other day I sent him to get me lunch when I was working a 16 hour day - he returned with calla lilies and told all my coworkers it was because those were in my bouquet on our wedding day.  He usually gets me a big flower arrangement but I'll let the lilies count this year if he wants to get off easy.  We've never gone out, dinner is typically something special like filet mignon or bacon wrapped scallops we cook together with some good wine.
 

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I love Valentine's Day! Am I the only one?

I think it's great to take a day out of the year to really let those we love know how much we love them; they're often the first to take the brunt of whatever stresses we encounter in our lives. But then again, I'm one of the lucky few to have a really good husband; the other day I sent him to get me lunch when I was working a 16 hour day - he returned with calla lilies and told all my coworkers it was because those were in my bouquet on our wedding day. He usually gets me a big flower arrangement but I'll let the lilies count this year if he wants to get off easy. We've never gone out, dinner is typically something special like filet mignon or bacon wrapped scallops we cook together with some good wine.
Sounds wonderful! :)
 
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