Valentine's Day is around the corner. Will you be celebrating this holiday?

United States
January 10, 2016 11:44pm CST
Valentine's Day is around the corner (2/14/16). Will you be celebrating this holiday? Are you going to start preparing in advance? Do you have any traditions with your significant other or friends/family? This will be my 9th year celebrating Valentine's Day with my boyfriend! I still remember the first Valentine's Day we shared, I made spaghetti with meatballs and side of garlic bread. (This was a big deal because I cannot cook at all and still can't). Throughout the years, we just celebrated in advanced at restaurants because during Valentine's Day weekend - the wait is outrageous! The last few years we celebrated at California Pizza Kitchen because they have a great Valentine's Day meal course deal. As for gifts, I always make personalized cards (usually handmade) and we buy each other small gifts. This year, I have no clue what do yet! And, when I went to school - during Valentine's Day, I would hand out Valentine's Day cards and candy gifts to all my friends. Any suggestions? What will you be planning? P.S. Happy Early Valentine's Day to all my Online Friends here on myLot! (Photo Credits) http://www.lovethispic.com/image/61505/happy-valentines-day-to-my-online-friends
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@celticeagle (119823)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jan 16
I used to have a anniversary on Valentine's Day but not any more. Might buy something for the kids but that is all.
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
12 Jan 16
Always good to do something for the kids.
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@celticeagle (119823)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jan 16
@HomeBase ....Yes, it is.
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
12 Jan 16
@celticeagle You used to have an anniversary on Valentine's Day?? I'm kind of apprehensive to thread here, but what happened?? By any chance do you ever do any decorating around the house just for old-times sake? Sorry if I'm being too nosey.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jan 16
My husband and I haven't celebrated Valentine's day for years because lack of money but were hoping this year will be different and better. We will see =)
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
12 Jan 16
Lack of funds can be a real bummer, can't it? Hopefully things are better for you and your hubby this year like you said. At least you have a husband! (hashtag: the struggle is real, lol)
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• United States
12 Jan 16
I hope all goes well! Sometimes no money is needed for Valentine's Day (or not much). There are tons of DIY on Pininterest! One of my favorites is a coupon book.
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@Inlemay (16875)
• South Africa
11 Jan 16
Oh goodness - do you have to remind us - yes its just around the corner - eeeek
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• United States
11 Jan 16
I know right! I was just looking at upcoming holidays as I was searching National Holidays and Valentine's Day is near!
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@patgalca (14596)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Jan 16
@Inlemay Just walk into any store. That will remind you pretty quickly that Valentine's Day is around the corner.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
@patgalca I know! All the decorations are up! Even some had valentines day with Christmas when Christmas hasn't even finished yet!
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@ria1606roy (2847)
• Kolkata, India
11 Jan 16
Usually we go have lunch on Valentine's day, otherwise it is not much of a hype among us. To us, everyday is Valentine's day!
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Yes! True, definitely not a hype either! My boyfriend and I usually go out for dinner, but we call it an Anniversary + Vday but we always celebrate earlier to avoid crowds! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
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• Kolkata, India
13 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby you too! Have a happy and enjoyable Valentine's Day!
@patgalca (14596)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Jan 16
Haven't a clue what I'll do. I usually just get hubby a card and perhaps some chocolates. I usually do something for my daughters as well. I should think on that because I should send something to my university student daughter... except I think she will be home on the 15th for Reading Week. Cards and a few Hershey's kisses is all we really need.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Yes, cards and candy will do it for Valentine's Day! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.
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@patgalca (14596)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby Actually, don't want candy. Just finished off the Christmas candy and need to get back on the treadmill. I'm happy with just a card and maybe dinner out.
• United States
11 Jan 16
No need to celebrate that holiday here, being single does not warrant the need to send chocolates !
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
12 Jan 16
Or maybe, as in my particular case, being single means needing more chocolates than usual .
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
11 Jan 16
I am still unsure as to how we will spend this day. If I am not mistaken it's a Sunday so we will definitely be out and about after church. But we can't really go all out because we have work the following day. Besides, I think our regular dates seem like Valentine's Day celebration already.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Yes, this year Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday. It is going to be a busy weekend for Valentine's Day and followed by Monday (mainly people will have work). I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day, my boyfriend and I just call it an early Valentine's Day + Anniversary since our yearly Anniversary is also in February.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
11 Jan 16
This year it will be another empty and lonely day. Wifey never had any interests of late and now that we have a baby girl who would be just two months old by the Valentines, I have no hopes of anything good happening to me on that day... Maybe I will have all the cold coffee all by myself.
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
12 Jan 16
Oh no!! Hopefully things will get better for you two soon.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Jan 16
@HomeBase The only times when we had enjoyed the Valentines was the next two or three years after marriage. She got busy with work and now she seems to be busier.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
@thesids But you can make a surprise for your wife!! Due to being busy and with your baby girl, maybe home cooked meal prepared for you with candles!
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
11 Jan 16
For me, Valentine's Day is Independence Day. I'm just all by myself
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• United States
12 Jan 16
It can change from now until Valentine's Day though!!
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
12 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby Yep! It can. But I am pretty sure with my prediction hehe
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• United States
11 Jan 16
We don't make a big deal about it, my husband would if I let him! Its just a day for the flower and candy and card people to make more money.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Yes! I avoid the flowers at all cost! Double the price and I dont need it.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby very true - they jack up all the prices for that loving day!
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@ricki_911 (19859)
• Toronto, Ontario
11 Jan 16
I don't usually do anything for valentines day. My view is you shouldn't have to take a day a year to claim you love someone you should show it everyday.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
Yes, great point! But mainly because our yearly anniversary falls in February also we just say it's a combination of Valentine's day. I don't ask for roses or anything that jazz though! The price is double and not necessary.
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@TRBRocks420 (82469)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jan 16
No valentines day plans for me as usual lol. I'm sure mom will buy me candy though haha and, I remember giving out cards and, party's at school too.
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• United States
11 Jan 16
Aw that is very sweet of your mom! I will buy some candies for my family also. The good old innocent days when passing out Valentine's Day cards, school parties, boys have cooties. Hehe.
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@Serena_1 (187)
• Shenzhen, China
12 Jan 16
We will have a big meal too. I guess. And Happy Early Valentine's Day.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Enjoy your dinner! Happy Early Valentine's Day!
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
11 Jan 16
I have nothing planned yet. I do not know if to prepare a nice dinner at home or if to go out for dinner, it's too early to decide. It depends also by the weather.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Here, we always celebrate earlier because it's always going be crowded during the weekend of. I hope you have a great Valentine's if you plan to prepare a nice meal or go out!
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 16
We don't really celebrate this day. I still remember the first Valentine's Day my husband and I were having, not really celebrating, was with a group of our high school friends. For a few years, we celebrated it together with some single friends, just had a meal on that night. I don't remember just both of us celebrated Valentine's Day. I told the story about St. Valentine to my son last year and made some heart shaped crafts for decorations as well. I remember I told my husband (who was still my boyfriend long time ago) not to give me flowers, as they are expensive and can't stay long. It's so sweet of you to hand out cards and candy gifts to your friends.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Valentine's Day holiday, is a way to make money for businesses especially flowers. I do not believe in buying flowers during these holidays because they are expensive and usually double if not can be triple price also! When I was younger, I loved making Valentine's Day crafts! Maybe you will make fun ones with your children.
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby Yes, I have made some heart-shaped crafts for or together with my children for Valentine's Day. I will need to find for some craft ideas as well. February will be a busy month for me, as there is Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day and my son's birthday. There are lots of crafts for me to do and stories to prepare as well. Hope you'll think of something to give to your boyfriend soon.
@hiru84 (956)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 16
Happy Early Valentine's day for you and you have a sweet memory of valentine's day. Valentine's day of this year will be a free and funny day for me, because it is a Sunday. Yes, I must buy a nice gift before Sunday.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
Aww, thank you! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day this year also!
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@hiru84 (956)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby You are welcome. Yes, I think that I can enjoy this valentine's day well.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jan 16
back when my hub by was alive we would both give each other th e mos romanic and frilly valentines and we would go out to our favorite restaurant to eat. but now Im widowed and valenines day is not very meaningful to me.
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@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
12 Jan 16
Oh, no! Hopefully this Valentine's Day will somehow find you in better spirits than in years past.
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• United States
12 Jan 16
I am sorry to hear! But glad you had wonderful moment with your husband during the holiday! I hope you will still have a great day though!
@ilikeit1 (82)
• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan 16
I'm looking forward to celebrating it with my better half.The last one i didn't enjoy because i didn't have anyone to color my day and hang out with.Happy early valentine's day
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• United States
14 Jan 16
Enjoy your upcoming Valentine's Day with your behalf!!
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@cherriefic (4805)
• Philippines
12 Jan 16
For me, I guess it's a double celebration as my eldest birthday is on Feb 10. Usually, its a birthday /Valentine's get a way for us.
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• United States
13 Jan 16
Sounds like fun! Happy early birthday to your eldest + Have a great Valentine's Day also!
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
12 Jan 16
I'm single right now, so unless something drastically changes between now and then, I won't have a typical 'couples' Valentine. But, that being said, I plan to decorate my house for Valentine's Day... for myself and for my son. I'll decorate, buy chocolates and other candy to have around, put some fresh flowers in my kitchen and around my house as well.
• United States
12 Jan 16
Aww! No worries, you have your son and he can be your Valentine! Both of you can have a nice day! Decorating for Valentine's is fun! I like to decorate my desk.