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post #31 of 54
I'm in the bah-humbug category. My husband used to buy me roses, then I started asking for rose-bushes instead (they don't just die off). Now we don't bother celebrating at all - just another Hallmark holiday in our eyes.

I wonder if the meaning was greater years ago. Funny story we tease my mother-in-law with: She had 8 children, all born 9 months after either New Year's Eve or Valentine's day. Hmmmmm........were things more romantic back in the 1950's/1960's?
post #32 of 54
Just in case anyone is interested?

The Origin of Valentine's Day
post #33 of 54
Thanks for sharing that Mary Anne. Very interesting.
post #34 of 54
I think it's just a very individual thing. I sure remember the pain of some lonely years, but frankly, I was born a romantic, and that never changed.

My dh proposed the day after Valentines Day so both days are important to us. Every year he gives me bouquets of flowers and a gift and/or out to dinner. I love having fresh flowers on my table, and I am quite good at clipping and tossing what spoils first, and rearranging my bouquet to make it last a very long time...even splitting it up so that I can put a single flower in a wall vase, and two or three in smaller vases...I get a lot of mileage out of a bouquet

I love that dh likes doing this, and I am yes, one of those women with a heartshaped cake pan and I do make him a heart-shaped cake, and get him a card and little gifts. I also love that dh brings a little gift in to all the women he works with, I think he's just a sweetie
post #35 of 54
I love valintines day. My boyfriend told me to not make plans for tomorrow night. I love surprises
post #36 of 54
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Originally Posted by MyBabies
I had a cat, once, who was so dear and so sweet and soooo loving. Vets could not decide if she was a Tortie or a Calico so we comprmized and called her a Calico/Torbie w/white! I had no idea when she was born so, because of her dearness (MY word for her) I decided her birthday HAD to be Valentines day! I miss HER too!

Here is my Saint Minnie - Cinnaminnie SynMin Sunshine Pearl of a Girl with a coat of many colors and a Heart of PURE GOLD!



Oh my, Heidi. Oh, I love Saint Minnie, too! I can harly see through the tears to type. We all miss you tonight and honor your wonderful life, precious, beautiful little girl!
post #37 of 54
I'm sending bf an email
we dont have money to have all that mushey stuff, plus he has to work from 7 - 3 so i think i will dish up a yummy english dinner
Roast, carrots, mash potatoes with gravy
I saw very cute teddys on discount but i dont even have the money to buy any of it.
I was considering to buy one for my mum because she has hit the bottle again so maybe she will appreciate it and get her self together?
post #38 of 54
I actually like it as long as it doesn't get out of hand. I mean yeah $40 cards is too much but a nice note and champagne is cool! I have a friend who is atheist and so don't send Christmas cards but does send Valentines to all his friends instead, its kind of neat to get in the mail
post #39 of 54
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Originally Posted by Marge
I actually like it as long as it doesn't get out of hand. I mean yeah $40 cards is too much but a nice note and champagne is cool! I have a friend who is atheist and so don't send Christmas cards but does send Valentines to all his friends instead, its kind of neat to get in the mail
Who spends $40.00 a card? I thought the $4.00 card I bought was too expensive!
post #40 of 54
My Directors daughter who i work with got engaged today. They had her ring specially made and it cost £6,000.000!!!!!!!!!!.

Diamonds are lovely but i could thing of something else to spend that amount on!.
post #41 of 54
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
My Directors daughter who i work with got engaged today. They had her ring specially made and it cost £6,000.000!!!!!!!!!!.

Diamonds are lovely but i could thing of something else to spend that amount on!.
Susan, that reminds me of something funny, kind of off the subject, but here goes anyway.
Before Oliver & Tripod, I wanted a cat SO BADLY. My husband (then) and I were planning to adopt one after he was finished building an aviary so the birds would be outside. We were on a double date with some friends. The woman was bragging about how many diamonds her husband had bought for her. I replied "So what, I'm getting a kitty!"
post #42 of 54
That would be something i would say as well!

I better start saving for the wedding now because it'll be a lavish affair for certain!!.

Were just hoping theres no engagement party!
post #43 of 54
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Originally Posted by valanhb
I Earl's gotten me roses in the past, and I just think that's such a waste. All they do it die,Anyone else? Or am I just the Scrooge of Valentine's Day?
I love Valentines Day, it does not matter if I have someone in my life or not. As for the roses dying, well thats like saying why eat a good meal, you're only going to digest it! The roses are like the blossoms on a tree during the spring, they will not be on the tree forever, so enjoy them while you can. Happy Valentine's Birthday to my lovely 18 year old god daughter, Sarah..the best Valentine I ever received!
post #44 of 54
As far as roses dying, just before they start getting droopy, I hang them upside down until dry. Then I arrange them as a dried flower arrangement or put the dried petals in a pretty dish. It lasts quite awhile! (I don't recommend yellow for the dish thing, they look too much like little potato chips!)
post #45 of 54
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
That would be something i would say as well!

I better start saving for the wedding now because it'll be a lavish affair for certain!!.

Were just hoping theres no engagement party!
Really! You can't use the excuse you have to work either!
post #46 of 54
I grew up hating Valentine's Day. A redhead with freckles, glasses & braces, I never got ANY Valentines. The way they did it back when I was in school was, you set your lil card box on your desk, put your head down; then all the boys would run around and put cards into the girls boxes who they liked. I never got ANY.

NOW - they are more PC about it, thank God. The kids have to make a card for each kid, no matter if they don't like them or not; so today, my daughter will bring home 24 cards!!! I used to always bring home a very beautiful, empty box.

I still don't like Valentine's Day, mainly because of all the dingy things that are expected of people in relationships. I can't stand those mushy, fake Hallmark cards, I'd rather send & receive a funny card vs. those fake ones. Roses? Only if they are orange so I can dry them out & keep them. Red ones dry black and they don't live long enough.

For us single people, I think Valentine's Day doesn't really rub your face in it... I guess the poo-poo part of it is, you don't get anything for VDay unless you send it to yourself. My daughter gave me a Valentine this morning & I gave her chocolates & a stuffed animal. The guys I work with are wearing red, so it's festive in a way for VDay.

But generally, yeah, Bah Humbug on Valentine's Day. :-P
post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
Really! You can't use the excuse you have to work either!
Exactly!!

Her mum and dads 25th silver wedding anniversary was a real posh affair because we all had to wear evening dresses and the blokes black ties.

The other girl i work with dreaded that so she's even worse for the wedding!

But like i tell her!, they may be rich but their no different to you or i!!.
post #48 of 54
Valentine's Day is such a waste... whether you're with someone or single... To be honest I think there are a bunch of advantages to being single on a day like today.... 1. You dont have to spend a fortune to prove to your significant other that you love them... 2. You wont be making a big spectacle of yourself in public being all lovey and mushy when you know quite well that tomorrow you'll be arguing over the stupidest stuff...

Personally, I'm fine with being single... Honestly, I havent been still content in a while... I'll admit that I miss knowing that I have a boyfriend to come home to at the end of the day but I have other people in my life that I care about.. One in particular that I'm in love with... So, for him, I'll just say a quiet, "Happy Valentine's Day... I love you, A"
post #49 of 54
Me, too!!
I'm whispering it to him.


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Originally Posted by Malakai711
Valentine's Day is such a waste... whether you're with someone or single... To be honest I think there are a bunch of advantages to being single on a day like today.... 1. You dont have to spend a fortune to prove to your significant other that you love them... 2. You wont be making a big spectacle of yourself in public being all lovey and mushy when you know quite well that tomorrow you'll be arguing over the stupidest stuff...

Personally, I'm fine with being single... Honestly, I havent been still content in a while... I'll admit that I miss knowing that I have a boyfriend to come home to at the end of the day but I have other people in my life that I care about.. One in particular that I'm in love with... So, for him, I'll just say a quiet, "Happy Valentine's Day... I love you, A"
post #50 of 54
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Or am I just the Scrooge of Valentine's Day?
You crack me up Heidi (With all respect Heidi! you know me! )
post #51 of 54
I haven't read through this entire thread, but I do not think that Valentines' Day is only for lovers. Before Josh and I met I spent each Valentines' Day with my bestfriend, Ferris, and two of our other close friends. When Josh and I finally did get together, he came long with me and continued the tradition that Ferris, Eva, and Melissa had started... that tradition was to spend the day with those you love most. Forget the boy/girlfriend, husband/wife thing... This is the first year since 2001 that I haven't been with my dear, dear friends, and truth be told, although I had an incredible time with my hubby this weekend, I missed not seeing them. Valentines' Day, as much of a Hallmark holiday as it is, is about love... isn't that reason enough to celebrate?
post #52 of 54
[quote=Jillian) Valentines' Day, as much of a Hallmark holiday as it is, is about love... isn't that reason enough to celebrate?[/QUOTE]
Said beautifully! Don't allow yourself to fall into the Hallmark crap. Just keep it as a holiday full of innocence, love, and remembering those who fill our hearts all year long. In the grand scheme of things, we are not arounf very long, a special day is nice.
post #53 of 54
[quote=Mom of Franz][quote=Jillian) Valentines' Day, as much of a Hallmark holiday as it is, is about love... isn't that reason enough to celebrate?[/QUOTE]

Said beautifully! Don't allow yourself to fall into the Hallmark crap. Just keep it as a holiday full of innocence, love, and remembering those who fill our hearts all year long. In the grand scheme of things, we are not around very long, a special day is nice.
post #54 of 54
My Nana was very upset yesterday(Valentines day) so tomorrow I'm going to the shops and I'm going to buy her a late present, she lost her husband November last year.
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