Christmas decorations are down (for the most part) and Valentine's day is just

@Debs_place (10551)
United States
January 20, 2008 6:55pm CST
weeks away. So my question is: Do you decorate for valentines day? Do you make it a family day or a day with that special person? What special plans have you made for Valentines Day? If you work and can spend the day or evening as you would like, then what are your alternative plans?
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@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
22 Jan 08
in singapore, valentines day is secondary to the lunar new year. and both occur in february, just a week apart from each other so you can imagine which one is getting more attention. not valentine's day for once. personally I'm not decorating for it. I am going to live a normal life and not get suckered into any crazy valentines dinner at USD$150 per pax or order flowers that are inflated five times on that actual day. My husband and i have another day in february that is much more meaningful to me - our engagement day. ;)
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
22 Jan 08
Yes, if it is a secondary holiday, then I can understand it not being celebrate. And $150 for a dinner is ludicrous. How do you celebrate lunar new year. I know nothing about it.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Well, I'm going to sound like a real party pooper here - I don't decorate for Valentines Day, I don't have a 'special' person, and more than likely it will be just another day like any other day for me. Gee do I sound depressed? Donations and invitations are welcome - I love chocolate, flowers (daisies my fav), and dinning out... But, I will be thrilled with some simple Happy Valentine Days and leave it at that - the less I think about it the better and who knows, maybe next year I'll have someone to celebrate with, special. :)
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
21 Jan 08
That does sound sad..but I know how you feel, I have been there, and some of them were years when I was married- that is even worse. I don't really decorate. I have a red teddy bear who wears a heart t-shirt, he is the closest thing to a decoration, but he is also out year around. There is a guy a few miles away who decorates the outside of his house for every holiday, red hearts, green shamrocks, red, white and blue stars...he loves his holidays.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Wow the guy down the road sounds great - I would like to be more like that myself. After I posted my earlier response I found myself looking around the room seeing if I could find something to 'decorate' with - sad to say I didn't find anything Valentinie but think maybe I'll have a better attitude even if I just celebrate with myself - maybe I'll go buy myself a box of chocolate covered cherries as a treat that day.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
5 Feb 08
LOL - I almost feel quilty about this, note I said 'almost' but hey I take joy in the simple things in life so am accepting the BR for this discussion as my Valentine Gift from you - thank you so very much my dear dear friend. Add to that, I realized I'd purchased a bag of potporri on clearance the day after Christmas - it's red and white dried flowers and such. I've dumped that into a basket and now have at least something that looks Valentiny in my room :)
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 08
Sorry to be a kiljoy but I don't celebrate St Valentines Day, it's just a normal day for me and a day that I have always forgotten, In 36 years of my life I think I got the grand total of 3 cards! I even met my ex on 14th February so even more reason not to remember it LOL. It'll be an ordinary Thursday for me as usual this year. The shops in town have already got the easter eggs out I think they must have skipped Valentine's Day, I guess Easter is more of an earner LOL
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
22 Jan 08
You aren't a killjoy. I know many people make it a major event, getting dressed, going out to dinner, gifts etc. I think it like Christmas has become to commercialized and Easter is following on the band wagon.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I will stay home without any special plans.... Maybe will make evening coffee or something special, but at home...
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I am working..which is pretty much standard ...we never seem to celebrate on the actual day. In fact, we are doing Christmas with my family at the end of this month.
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
5 Feb 08
This year, at least, Saint Valentine's Feast day occurs during lent. A time of sacrifice and solemnity, so we will not be doing anything celebratory - but perhaps reflect a bit on his story and martyrdom.