Hi, everyone! I'm wondering... Where are all of the Valentine's Day lovers? Around this time of year, I am surrounded by anti-Valentine's day tweets, Facebook statues and blog posts. And, well, to each his or her own but I'm wondering where the rest of the people are who love Valentine's day!
I totally, 100%ly believe that you should love and treat your partner every day of the year - in fact, I do and she does the same for me - however! We do still celebrate Valentine's Day as a fun little holiday. Just like we love and treat ourselves all year, but we still celebrate our birthday and so on!
So, with all that being said, what is your Valentine's Day plan?
Jen has bought me a super secret special gift and the only hint she's given me is that it's Dr. Who related (eeee!) and for her I am throwing her a mini little surprise Valentine's dinner in the basement. I plan on decorating, setting up a table, laying out a sausage/cheese/fruit tray and some glasses of wine, with a new checker board. ^_^
When we were long distance, we LOVED playing checkers online and while we've played a TON of board games ever since I moved out here, none of them have been checkers! So I think she'll find 'tis a sweet and special night. <3 I also plan on buying her some cute PJs and some new make-up!
This year is our first Valentine's Day together, since he was in "A" School last February, but even so, we're just walking the beach together and talking about the wedding coming up in October. I just want to spend one on one with him, no cheap chocolates involved.
One-on-One time is my favorite!!! Neither Jen nor I are into fancy dinners OUT of the house, etc. We really just like either making our own dinner (which to us is so much more special) or snuggling up with a favorite movie, or board game or something just peaceful and fun!
I think y'alls V-Day sounds like a blast! :D
You're so right-- there's a lot of negativity surrounding V-Day, and while I understand a lot of the reasoning behind it, I don't think my love should piss people off. But I choose to ignore it, because we all have been single at some point during Valentine's Day.
The holiday also happens to be my three-year anniversary with the boyfriend-- our first date was the week before Valentine's Day, so it's pretty convenient that way. We're just going out to dinner at a nice restaurant the night of. We'll probably celebrate the following weekend at home by making dinner together. Still acknowledging both Valentine's Day and our anniversary separately, but not being ridiculous about it. I always stress over what to get him, especially since his birthday is also exactly one month afterward. But we also set a money limit on gifts so neither of us breaks the bank.
I can TOTALLY understand! Our dating anniversary was February 13th, so than you have Valentine's Day right after. We still celebrate both, plus our wedding anniversary (which is in September.) We also set a money limit, so we can make sure we're spending the same on the other person, plus we make a lot of home-made gifts. ^_^
In September, we have Jen's birthday on the 10th, my sister Lori's birthday on the 12th and than mine and Jen's wedding anniversary on the 13th so I can also understand having a lot of holidays during the same month!
Ben and I are doing something quiet and low-cost this year. Past years we've gone away to a resort or had a spa day, but I think we'll just kick back and relax at home together, maybe go out to eat at a new restaurant. Nothing too crazy.
I used to dislike Valentine's Day (even when I had a BF) because it's so commercialized. If you really love someone all you need is each other, not roses or chocolates (though chocolates never hurt).
I totally agree (that you just need one another.) I don't knock roses and chocolates, though, because even though they may be commercialized they may also be extremely special to a certain person. I think every Valentine's Day, birthday, Christmas, etc. gift should be tailored to the person and their personality. Or if you'd rather give a memory over a gift, same thing.
I'm glad there are other non-Valentine's Day haters here. <3