is valentines a commercial scam?

@carl76 (123)
February 10, 2009 6:23am CST
as much as i enjoy showing my partner how much i love her,is the whole valentines thing just for commercial profit?i it necessary to show your love through money?
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@amrith (291)
• India
12 Feb 09
One of a great Guru told that life is a celebrate so try to celebrate every moment of your life so what is wrong in celebrating when it gives happiness to all
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
12 Feb 09
I think it's in the same category as many other 'special' days now. I can think of Mothers Day, Fathers Day and even Halloween which all seem to have been blown out of proportion in recent years.
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I think valentines day is very over rated. My husband and I don't celebrate it, because it's too much money. I can't justify paying 100 or more for freaking flowers that are gonna die, or a card that's gonna get misplaced or the candy that's gonna go straight to my bottom half... Don't get me wrong those things are nice, but for the money it's not worth it to me. Valentines Day makes every man out there feel like he must buy something for his wife, girlfriend and if he don't then he's a total jerk.. but I don't think that with my husband, I would rather him keep his money and use it for other things that we need.
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I am not a fan of Valentine's day because that is how I feel. I feel that Valentine's day is just a commercial holiday to get us to spend money to show our spouse that we love them. I don't need to spend money to show my boyfriend how much he means to me. And I don't need a holiday to do it either.
10 Feb 09
Hi carl76, Yes I think it is a scam, do you know how much a single rose cost? far too much, I'd rather have a take-away meal meal and watch an old b/w movie on the televison and everyone get on with all that spending money which they haven't got and ends paying for long after that day is over. Tamara
@baileycows (3669)
• United States
10 Feb 09
V-Day is not really a big deal at our house, because I don't really consider it a holiday. I think it was made up for money also. So we may buy a box of chocolates or I may get him a little something, but between the two of us we don't spend over 20 bucks. Now I make the kids a little basket of about 15 each, but that is it.