Do you Valentine?

I’m a hypocrite.  Year after year, Hallmark holiday after holiday, I say I hate ’em, and yet…  I mailed out a few Valentines from the fur-girls.   (Yes, if you visit their blog tomorrow, you’ll get to see what they look like.) 

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Fur-girls and roses 2009

Most of you know the girls have reason to thank a few special people every chance we get, so that’s why “we” did it… that and Shutterfly tempts me with great deals.  Maybe I should call them Shutterfly holidays instead? 

Anyway, that doesn’t change that my inner elementary school girl still finds it WRONG to have to give a card that implies that I “love” someone I don’t even like, not at all.  Luckily, I’m a grown-up now and can pick and choose, but I still think all but ignoring the day is the way to go.

Never mind that year that the Knight and I were dating and I had a meltdown because he did in fact, ignore the day.  To his credit, once he realized I hadn’t meant it when I’d said I’d be working it, wasn’t a big deal, he showed up at my office – City Fire Headquarters – with roses, chocolate and a diamond heart necklace.   Not one of my finer hours, but he’s a good man.

All in all, it’s an awkward day and I’m still in favor of it going away.  How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

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15 comments on “Do you Valentine?

  1. gmariesews says:

    I think my favorite Valentine was the year JB dropped a lovely shrub (seriously) off at my desk and make cheesecake with a cherry topping for everyone. Sweet! But no – we generally don’t Valentine. g

  2. Natalie says:

    I have mixed feelings about it too. I like getting candy but I like getting candy any day! 🙂 We have usually gone out on a date sometime close to valentine’s day but we stay home and just are together that day. we don’t make a big deal out of it and this year we’ve already promised NOT to buy each other stuff…we are closing on a house soon! hehe! I bought us both a bag of candy…and that is about it. 🙂

  3. AlisonH says:

    Mixed. My husband likes to buy me the traditional red roses. Roses are not my favorites. He always countered that he was teaching his sons how to treat their future wives. Okay–but I’d still like a blueberry plant this year instead. For him, the expectation is that I will bake something scrumptious. Happy to do so!

  4. Marjie says:

    I always get candy for the kids who are home. And I ordered a little something else for those 3 boys just because.

    But you know what? When I got up this morning, there was a huge bouquet of roses and lilies on the table from my 9 kids. Wow. Just wow.

  5. Sue says:

    Oh I like getting flowers and or candy any day of the year. Valentine’s Day is very special around here because it’s the birthday of our big lover boy. Fudge will be 8 years old tomorrow.

  6. Katherine says:

    DH and I exchange Valentines but that’s it for me. I received roses and chocolate today. I don’t know whether he was mixed up on the day or wanted to make sure he didn’t forget tomorrow. LOL! When the kids were living at home they would write notes to each other–crazy things like, “I would love you a lot more if you didn’t park behind my car all the time” or “You are cute but you won’t be if you keep gobbling up all the leftovers in the fridge.” DD still has one from her sister saying, “I love your hairstyle but why is it always between me and the bathroom mirror in the morning?” I’ve kept many of them and love to read through them and laugh.

  7. Nancy says:

    I send a few cards and purchase some candies, but that is the extent of my Valentine’s celebration.

  8. Nichole says:

    We sent our Valentine’s yesterday -hope it arrives tomorrow! 🙂 Happy hearts day!

  9. Amy says:

    John gets off easy for this holiday. I don’t need anything since my birthday is the 17th! I still get him something though,

  10. Blond Duck says:

    I think it’s more fun to celebrate with friends. I hate how every holiday has become a huge production. You’re not celebrating for joy, you’re celebrating for commercialism– going out to dinner, buying tons of crap…bah.

  11. Ruth says:

    I much prefer NOT to Valentine…but sometimes I do a little something anyway…I made Chocolate Shots for the Worship team tonight…(after much hinting by the leader) and I have to attend a Valentines themed dinner on Friday night…but honestly, I’d rather not.

  12. Barbara says:

    I remember when I was a kid, we made Valentines with lace and construction paper. (Do they still do that? Or is it now considered frivolous?) Always thought it was fun. this year I sent to the two females in my family….daughter, granddaughter and then, of course, to my one grandson, but that’s about it.
    I do love finding something to cook Valentine-wise though. Must confess I loved someone’s jello shots made with vodka much more to my taste than what I made. 🙂
    Happy V Day, Chan!

  13. Kathy says:

    Happy V-day!

    Yes, we celebrate though not always on the 14th due to work. This year the boyfriend is at work on Valentine’s day so we exchanged gifts last night. I gave him a bottle of wine, he gave me a cupcake and a chocolate bar. We keep it low key. Tomorrow night we’ll go out to dinner.

  14. gypsyknits says:

    One of my least favorite ‘holidays’. Not certain why. Perhaps the year the EP purchased a kitchen salad shooter and head of lettuce and presented it to me like a childhood school-boy jinxed the holiday for me…who knows.

  15. Bubblesknits says:

    T and I aren’t fans at all. I usually find a funny e-card to send him and he does the same for me. The kids enjoy it and that’s what matters. E and I did a Valentine’s craft the night before and they both had fun showing me all the goodies they got at school. 🙂

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