Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

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With 14th February almost upon us, shops are bursting with heart shaped goodies and cards, romantic CD’s are being promoted on the television so there is no excuse to forget;  the pressure is on to make a romantic gesture on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day can be such a mixed bag for many.  It is difficult to avoid this time honoured tradition, but how do you mark Valentine’s Day?  Is it a day you look forward to or a day you dread or do you simply ignore it?  Do you spoil the love of your life or feel it’s commercialised and over rated or just for the youngsters?

The day not only highlights what you have in love but what you don’t have or have lost in love too.  What are your views?

Do you celebrate Valentine's Day?

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2nd Mar 2015
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only 43% have fallen prey to marketing? don't believe it!
We exchange cards (pretty costly - it's only paper!) and this year I made some Valentine's day scones (that sounds very middle aged doesn't it!)
13th Feb 2015
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Always buy the wife red roses & flowers...then she complains about the extortionate cost at this time of year! But if I didn't buy them..........!
10th Feb 2015
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It's just a cynical marketing opportunity. What tosh!
9th Feb 2015
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I was widowed at a very young age and I confess that Valentine's Day makes me a little bit sad but it brings a smile to be able to leave little chocolate treats between the doors at the home of my grandkids who are young and still get quite excited about the day. That, in addition to my memories of tokens of love shared on the day in years past is my celebration of the day. That suffices... almost. 🙂
7th Feb 2015
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Yes, we do, we give each other always a card and sometimes I get chocolates but not ever red roses on Valentinesday as they will be much cheaper the day after....We won't go out for a meal, but I will cook something special such as steak and chips or anything we both like.However, this year we're going to see "Fifty shades of grey"....
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Do let us know if it's worth going to see 🙂
6th Feb 2015
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We exchange cards & occasionally presents & now we are retired we may go out during the day. We gave up going out for a meal on Valentines Day years ago after the restaurant had squeezed in far too many people and the food & particularly the service suffered as a result.
Many young people we know do not go out for Valentines or New Year's Eve for the same reasons.
5th Feb 2015
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C'mon folks, it's tradition! For those who find it difficult to express themselves, it can be a gentle little nudge in the right direction. I know it can be an over priced money making scam but you do not have to conform to the commercialism of it all - just be creative!
Jo Kingham
4th Feb 2015
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Nope! - we never do anything as everywhere is packed, overpriced and a rip off. We tend to go out a week or so
later when the madness has died down
4th Feb 2015
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We don't need an over-commercialised day to show our love for each other, we say it to each other every day. Sometimes I make a special card to my closest female friend, just to remind her how much I care for and about her. But otherwise, I refuse to get sucked into yet another example of commerce taking over a special day for its own ends.
3rd Feb 2015
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I have always loved Valentines Day and use it to send special friends and/or relatives to remind them of how much I love and care for them.
3rd Feb 2015
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Being in a partnership, love can be shared every day but I think it is also important to remember the 'special' days such as anniversaries, birthdays and Valentine's Day. Doesn't have to cost much - a simple bunch of daffs, a card, or something special if you want to. I believe it keeps romance on track regardless of how 'old' you are. Hopefully I will never be too ancient to appreciate a thoughtful gesture whether it is from my husband or from someone else.
2nd Feb 2015
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We always celebrate don't have a lot but we have each other. This is one day that we celebrate that in a special
2nd Feb 2015
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I have been married for 29 years and still get my wife a valentine card and some flowers-what an old softie!
5th Feb 2015
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