Twist on a Holiday

@AmbiePam (83867)
United States
February 12, 2024 1:48pm CST
Valentine’s Day has always been a fun day to me. Ever since I was a kid, I have used that day to express my love and appreciation for everyone in my life that is special. I still get a little card and gift for my dad and stepmom, my friends, and of course, my nieces and nephew. I remember for Valentine’s Day, two years in a row, my late grandfather would send flowers to school for my sister and me. The card in the picture is one for my best friend, Dominique. Her Galentine’s Day present is a “travel lock” (she loves to travel). It attaches to almost any door, hotel or otherwise, and just makes it twice as hard to enter as it normally would. Dominique will consider that a real I love you gift. Whereas my stepmom is getting some seeds for her garden, and that speaks to her heart! Sure, having a romantic sweetheart is very special, but I want to make sure everyone special knows they are valued. Do you do anything for a Valentine’s Day? If you are anything like my parents, or my dad and his current wife, you don’t need a commercialized holiday to show you care. I like the fact that so many relationships don’t need February 14th to celebrate a shared bond. But hey, whatever you decide to do, I hope you are feeling some love today as well as February 14th.
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@kaylachan (54435)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Feb
George and I would normally have a special meal. This year, I'll just be glad he's here just to exist.
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@AmbiePam (83867)
• United States
12 Feb
Amen to that.
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@Happy2BeMe (97578)
• Canada
13 Feb
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• Rupert, Idaho
12 Feb
That's very sweet of you, and those sound like nice gifts. Glad you have always liked the holiday. I never really did, especially since something bad happened around that day. My husband and I usually have a date day, and then sometimes give each other a gift.
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@AmbiePam (83867)
• United States
12 Feb
I hope this year you have some time together.
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• Rupert, Idaho
12 Feb
@AmbiePam We always have time together! lol
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@AmbiePam (83867)
• United States
12 Feb
@MommyOfEli2013 Alone too?
@snowy22315 (166909)
• United States
12 Feb
Sometimes yes It is a fun day to celebrate.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
13 Feb
Here in Europe "Valentine's Day" is only to celebrate love between couples, it's also called "the day of couples in love". We buy nothing, but we always have a special dinner with a nice table and candle lights.
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@AmbiePam (83867)
• United States
13 Feb
I love that.
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@LadyDuck (451701)
• Switzerland
13 Feb
@AmbiePam This is what we have always done.
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• United States
14 Feb
You're such a thoughtful and special person Amber spreading love all the time and not just today. I'm sure your friend Dominique will love the card and travel lock. . My dad always got me a special Valentines card and candy from when I was young into my adult years. He also started doing the same for my daughters. I have no "special" plans for today but my daughter and I will have a nice dinner and just enjoy spending time with each other.
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@AmbiePam (83867)
• United States
14 Feb
Your dad must have been really special. And since I miss my mom so much I know your daughter must be so happy to have you with her.
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@BabeSays (8584)
• Mauritius
14 Feb
Valentine's Day reminds me of my aunt. I used to get bullied at school for being single. I cried my heart out to my aunt. She then started gifting me on every Valentine's day. She would gift me roses, and cute teddy bears and would take me on dinner. (just she and I) She made me feel loved. She told me that LOVE can come from anyone Mother, Sibling, Friend, Aunt, and not necessarily only from a man. I was 12 years old when she said that to me. Since 12 we've started celebrating Valentine's together until she passed away. Normally people would think of their lover on this day but I think of my Aunt. She was the best.
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@AmbiePam (83867)
• United States
14 Feb
What a wonderful aunt she was. I’m so glad you had each other.
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@AmbiePam (83867)
• United States
14 Feb
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@BabeSays (8584)
• Mauritius
14 Feb
@AmbiePam Me too, Amber. She was just as great as you. Full of Love. She was also single but full of live.
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@shaggin (71531)
• United States
13 Feb
The gifts you got for you friend and mother are very thoughtful. I got my sisters kids and my parents candy bars and a good amount of candy for my own kids.
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@Juliaacv (47950)
• Canada
12 Feb
I just love what you do, that is so considerate, so you! I got the twins something, and otherwise my hubs will get a card and a heart shaped chocolate.
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@AmbiePam (83867)
• United States
13 Feb
All three are going to be happy!
@wolfgirl569 (91880)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Feb
We don't do anything special. I might make some brownies that day
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@Fleura (28643)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb
It's nice that Valentine's day has so many positive connotations for you and you do such lovely things for your friends. Here I would say that Valentine's day is exclusively aimed at lovers. So for me it meant teenage years of being the unattractive girl who never got a card!
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@JudyEv (321788)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
Those are very thoughtful gifts. Valentine's wasn't a thing when I was growing up so we don't bother with it really. But I appreciate that I am treated with kindness and love throughout the year.
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@thelme55 (76270)
• Germany
13 Feb
No, we don’t do anything for Valentines Day. For us here, we don’t need that day to have a special day. A giving gifts, flowers or chocolates can be any day for me and my hubby.
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@LindaOHio (149571)
• United States
13 Feb
We don't celebrate Valentine's Day. I'm a romantic; but my husband is not. Besides, he's in the hospital. It's very considerate of you to remember so many on VD. Have a good day.
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