Do you include your parents on Valentines?

February 1, 2007 7:45am CST
I was just curious, if anyone else buys their parents candy and a card for Valentines? I have always, since a child, made sure my mother receives something from me. I tell her she was my first Valentine so I can never forget her. Question - Do you give your parents something for Valentines and what is it you normally give them? If you don’t, why not? Thanks to all in advance.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
1 Feb 07
Over here valentines day isn´t really that big, and most of the influences comes from watching tv and stuff from america. i am guessing that it will ne big ina few years though coz when I was young it ment almost nothing and now it does. I have never buyed my mother or father something for valentines, however I have made them a card every year =) and that is probably something they appreciate more than a gift. They have saved them all *hehehe* We won´t be celibrating much this valentines since me andmy bf celibrate a year together the 25th and we feel as if that day is worth more to celibrate =)
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1 Feb 07
Oh that is so sweet, all of it! Thanks for sharing that. :-)
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
1 Feb 07
That is so sweet and thoughtful of you sunshinecup:) Your mother must be so pleased. Where I come form Valentine's Day is a big deal only for the younger generation and only since a couple of years. Before that nobody celebrated Valentine's Day! My husband doesn't believe in that and so we don't celebrate it either. I liked to do something different on that day but after I got married, I had to change that. And I think we don't need just one day to make those we love, feel special right? We have all the days of the year and any day is good enough:)
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1 Feb 07
Oh not me, my loved ones get one day and that's it! LOL Ok I am fibbing. Yes, I know and I use to not get into it half as much as I do now. Reckon it may be because of my children, I tend to get really excited about any holiday for them. I just like all the hearts and candy on Valentines I think. I mean how can you NOT get worked up about candy? :-)
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@patootie (3593)
1 Feb 07
Nah .. neither of my parents have(and had) the slightly bit of interest in things like this .. even Birthday cards don't seem to please them .. very dour funless people mainly because of the way they were brought up .. And I don't 'buy into' cards for the sake of cards myself .. to me it's just a way the card companies get us to buy more cards .. in the last few years they have added all kinds of 'new' greetings cards .. there are even ones to send to your pets now for goodness sakes .. I can't remember tha last time I went into a shop and bought a card .. I just won't do it .. they cost so much money and then get thrown in the rubbish the following day ..
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1 Feb 07
Oh sometimes I wish I could toss mine. Not to sound mean, but I have each and everyone one my Mother, Husband and children have ever given me. They are really piling up and I keep thinking what will I ever do with them. However each time I pick one up, it brings back the memories of when they gave them to me and I just can't toss them. Reckon I am a big old sappy sucker, LOL.
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@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Yes I usually give my parents a card and a little bit of candy. My mom never forgets a holiday, so I guess that is where I get it from. She used to make a dinner for Valentines every year when we were little. Little heart placemats and the heart candy.
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1 Feb 07
Oh that is so sweet. Mine Mom always gave me a little trinket for Valentines and candy. Now she give me a card and my girls get a trinket and candy, LOL.
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@patootie (3593)
1 Feb 07
I think the sweets thongs is mainly an American tradition .. here in the UK Valentines Day is generally accepted as being for lovers and red roses for the girl ..
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@blueskies (1186)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Sweets thongs? Why haven't I ever received one of those for Valentine's Day? (I know it's a typo, but it was funny)
@dtc06180 (27)
• United States
1 Feb 07
you know ive heard a lot of discussion about who you should buy gifts for on valentines day recently. i never really considered buying others gifts - valentines day has always been a romantic holiday for lovers to me - so i focus on my honey. am i wrong?
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2 Feb 07
No your not wrong, it's what you see it as. To me it's about showing my love to all the special people in my life. But to others it's just about showing their romantic other their love.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
Mine are long since past walking the earth in their forms; but you had better belive that I always included them. I always included them on my birthday too! For Valentine's Day it was just a card; for my birthday I would send my mom flowers.~Donna
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@UcoksBaBa (801)
• Indonesia
1 Feb 07
The mother's affection as long as the time gave the child as long as the road was the saying that had been heard by me, must have been a child loved and loved even honored his mother, and that must have been also current to me, the gift that the mother asked from me to be to obey the Lord and to him and that was the gift for him.
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• India
1 Feb 07
I take my lover to my house and we celebrate the valentine day only in our house and not outside because that is not security on that day
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@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Actually, I don't send my dad anything on valentine's day. Partially because he lives several states away, and because half the time he doesn't even remember my birthday. Now, my wife sends things to her parents, even if it's just an e-card. Valentine's day to her isn't just for sweethearts, but to tell everyone you love, that you love them. Which is sweet, but i'm still not sending my dad a lovey dovey card.
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@vityota (878)
• India
1 Feb 07
i dont buy my mom a card but yes i gift her something and used to take her out for dinner.. now also i send her a gift every year on this day because i feel valentines day is for love and i feel you can gift any one you love its not necessary only lover or husband
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• Philippines
1 Feb 07
yes. most of the time. I buy them their favorite cake or chocolate.
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@crystal8577 (1469)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I usually send them one online. I do not see my parents for Valentine's day. They are usually here right before it for my daughters birthday though.
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Aw! I love what you said about how you give your mother a Valentine because she was your first and you can never forget her. That's absolutely lovely! ^_^ No, I don't include my parents, but it's not becuase I don't love them. My family really don't give gifts amongst each other, period, mainly due to my mother who is pretty frugal and would rather not. So we really don't celebrate any holidays with gifts amongst each other, we just celebrate the holidays themsevles. It isn't Valentines' day in particular that we don't give gifts to each other on.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
My mom and I watch romance films for Valentines Day and keep thanking God that we are single and not committing our lives to some idiot who love us at first and leave us for some other woman.
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5 Feb 07
Good thing you are such a cat lover, I reckon. :-)
• India
7 Feb 07
i will not include my parents on valentine day with my girlfriend . i will give time to my parents after that .
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@ukchriss (2103)
2 Feb 07
I have never bought my mother or father anything for valentines day, however its their wedding anniversary so they always get gifts and cards. sunshinecup. I keep all the cards which i have given to me and put them in scrapbooks. Its nice to look back at them form time to time. Lots of memories there
@xylon17 (157)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
yes i include my parents on valentine's day actually they are my dates on that day
• China
2 Feb 07
it is really a good idea to do this. we should not forget our parents on any important occasions.
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@sunita64 (6470)
• India
2 Feb 07
I do not celebrate valentines day,but yes my sister includes me in her valentine wishes. When we were young there was no such day.
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• Australia
2 Feb 07
Not regularly as in every year. If i remember then yeah I will send them cards because I live overseas from them. It shows that I think of them every day , I love them and etc2. So i think it is a very good practice :)
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