Valentines Day- Don't you think its another way to do huge business?

@subha12 (18453)
India
February 14, 2008 1:24am CST
Truly do you think there should be a single day in year to celebrate love? I think the idea to celebrate this day is to make buisiness. In name of this days a lots of gifts are sold. everybody is in=volved. the gift makes, soft toy makers,jewellery businerss and all. then there are party at hotels and everything. Don't you think by name of this lots of profits are made and in name of love, business is being done?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
14 Feb 08
When I was a child, valentines day was more about letting a person know that you liked them, you would send them a card usually unsigned with silly verses in it and then send it to them, if you wanted them to know it was you who liked them you signed it!! It was fun then. Now its changed to all this fuss about buying expensive gifts and cards and its just ridiculous, if you are in a long term relationship then you shouldnt need a special day to celebrate love, you can do it every day. Valentines day now has just been blown out of proportion and becomes just another day that costs a fortune.
@gemini_rose (16194)
17 Jun 08
Thanx for BR xx
• India
14 Feb 08
Yes Subha, its big business like everything else nowadays. You see, during the time of our parents or even in our youth (10/12 years back), youth did not have so much liquid cash. Now with so many earning opportunities in India, young people have lot of extra income and they want to have a good time together. So basically they are always looking for opportunities to buy gifts, go to multiplexes, to dinner and generally show-off themselves to friends and family. I don’t grudge them their spending spree coz its also true that they are indirectly supporting a lot of other people who each something extra during these occasions.
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@ysc_lot (48)
• India
14 Feb 08
Hey Subha, for some it's love n for some it's simply business. This is the way life is. People try to buy costly gifts n prizes for their loved ones and they don't come for free.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
14 Feb 08
If you consider it as a festival, then all festival occassions are welcome by business community because become do shop for the occasion. In Indian festivals like Ugadi, Durga Pooja and Diwali, do not you feel there is a commotion at shops for purchases. Similar is the situation for valentine day. This was conspicuous by its absence a decade ago and now large number of young people are in lucrative job and also society allows such western culture to permeate into our culture.
@vsraovsr (734)
• India
14 Feb 08
I strongly believe that these kind of days are not required to express our feelings or affection towards others or near ones. It is and should be the attitude of a person to express his or feelings to the right person in the right time.
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@biggerb (2028)
• India
14 Feb 08
I fully agree with you.Its just a bussiness trick.Many have fallen for it all florists,gift shops,card shops and jewellers are making hay while the sun shines.Its just an excuse for celebration anyway since people have so much money to flash around they are happy doing it and the businessmen are very happy too making a fast buck.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
14 Feb 08
I think, it's highly commercialised, over hyped, profaned like never before. The V Day has become a mater of money and less of heart and soul. People are flowing with the wave and the youngsters just have to have someone to celebrate with. I think, love should be felt and should be celebrated by little little gestures to show how much we care and that too every day. Thanks.
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@sid556 (31003)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Any of these gift giving holidays are. I really don't care about my boyfriend buying me a bunch of stuff becuz he feels he HAS to. The holiday is to celebrate your love and that should be done year round. I did do a little something for my girls and grandchildren and I did get my boyfriend a card but it was all really simple...a couple of bucks.
@maabyy (35)
15 Feb 08
Valentines day is cute. I like it and I hear people calling it another capitalistic crap day, but well I like it. And I tend to use some money on my love, but I feel its worth it. I never bought a card or any premade written note as I feel its very unpersonal, I tend to write my own letter and make my own card, buy some flowers and maybe a gift of some kind. It is a day that is about making your loved one feel special, nothing wrong about that. You could argue everyday is about making your loved one feel special, but anyways it doesn't hurt to have Valentine. Its cute.
• Hungary
14 Feb 08
Yeah it's all about business. If you love someone, you don't need a day to buy her flowers, or buy him anything... It's ok, that there is a day for love, people make every day "a day of something", just to celebrate or remember. And of course I will buy things for my girlfriend... but nobody need a day when you feel sick if you didn't buy an expensive gift for your love. Just celebrate youselves, love and show your love... of course not just on Valentines day, but all the days of the year... :)
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
14 Feb 08
today just seems to be another cash grab for big business and they make you feel like you have failed if you dont get something for your s/o! not only that, they start putting out merchandise for v day before christmas is even over!
@Lili2008 (91)
• Canada
14 Feb 08
Valentines Day=buisiness for the people that have money and want more money.After this day we can hear about more people who want to divorce, many pregnant young girls and others bad things.
• India
14 Feb 08
absolutely true. The day of love is waited by the gift shops as one of the bumper sale day. The presence of each other is much more than the gift itself then why to give such expensive gifts to ur girlfriend or boyfriend ,just to show others that how much you care for him/her. The rose bud which cost around few bucks is being sold for fifty bucks each and there are people waiting just to have it before the supply finishes. its the couple who should be more intelligent and not to waste money just to prove their love and affection for each other to others
@honeylore23 (1085)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I think it would be just fine to celebrate one single to celebrate love season. It would be of great help at times to those couple who have been busy with their works and not able to go out and have a date. I do believe than even already married, couple must still at least sometime have a date and valentines day would be a great chance for everybody to do that. The sad thing there is businessmen seems to take advantage of the occasion as they were increasing to the max the prices of stuff which is usually sold on Valentines day. Those were a sudden increase. But not all. Others use to give promos during Valentines day. Just like in our place, restaurant has promo, a pair would pay 150 pesos good for two person. Which in fact could save money. But still the reason is for business. There are many competing restaurant so each of them tried to lower their price in as much as they could to get more customer and to earn a lot.
@shoumik12 (176)
• Bangladesh
14 Feb 08
NAH I HATE Romance so I hope there should not be a single day in year to celebrate love and I also think this day is mostly used to make business.