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Why We Don’t “Do” Valentines Day

14th February 2017

Valentines Day.

Bleh.

Why don’t you like Valentines Day, Rebecca, I hear you ask? You’re one of the lucky ones – you’re not single on Valentines day, there’s no anxiety remaining about whether you’re going to get a card from a secret admirer!

It’s not so much that I don’t like Valentines Day, more that I don’t see the point. Yes, absolutely, go ahead. Call me a cynic. You’re right.

Hubs and I have been together 10 years this July, and I think in all that time we’ve maybe bought each other one V Day card? And that was a comical one with Austin Powers on it, not a mushy one. We don’t really do mushy.

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Valentines Day celebrations in this house will stretch to a “haha, Happy Valentines” over Whatsapp when Hubs is at work. I might try to cut a Jam Sandwich in the shape of a heart for X’s lunch. There will be no over priced roses, or pink champagne, thank you very much.

I could go all out – cutesy crafts with X, little love letters to my husband, decorating the house all lurid pink and red… but that’s not very “me”. I have dreams, and aspirations, of being a Pinterest mum, but if I’m honest I just don’t have the patience.

We rarely have date nights these day – too broke! An occasional take away and a film on Netflix is as close as we get. And I honestly can’t image anything worse than going on out Valentines for absurdly priced food in crammed restaurants, or absurdly priced popcorn in a darkened room full of teenagers making out and not watching the film. But that’s fine for us. On the off chance that we do get a night out it makes it extra special.

VALENTINES DAY

Yay for you if you do celebrate it, mind. There’s a lot of negativity and darkness in the world at the moment, and if a teddy bear with a love heart makes your day a bit better, then who am I to judge?

It’s just another day we’re encouraged to part with our cash… did you know that St Valentine is also the patron saint of bee keepers, epilepsy, fainting,  plague, travellers, and young people. Maybe I should start a brand of cards dedicated to that?!

If you are celebrating, I wish you a lovely day the way you’d really like it to be 🙂

Do you celebrate? Or have any traditions? Or a family way of celebrating? I’d love to know!

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  1. I’m retired and don’t really celebrate it now, but did when I was younger and married. We gave it other a small gift and had dinner together. It’s just another day now. I think it’s great for those who decorate and do crafts.

  2. So related to this! It’s never been my thing- my philosophy is should we be celebrating the special love all the time- not just one day to give money to Hallmark?!! My husband though, he’s a mushy one- so we do the card thing and sometimes there are gifts….but at the end of it we still love each other exactly the same 🙂 …and maybe plus a craft!

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  3. We don’t celebrate either. One year we bought cards while in a shop together, then b or forgot and ended writing them standing across from each other at the breakfast bar and handing them over… Completely pointless and we decided against bothering ever again. We know how much we love each other and don’t need to be told to celebrate that on a specific day. But, each to their own! 🙂 xx #twinklytuesday
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  4. Yeah I kind of think Van day is just a way to get people to spend money. I usually get my hubby a card and then feeling guilty because he hasn’t got me one he then runs out to Tesco to buy me flowers so this year We agreed to boycott it altogether. Or so I thought. He bought me a lovely bracelet and a bottle of prosecco and I didn’t even get him a card. But I didn’t guiltily run out to buy him something because I couldn’t be bothered. And who said romance was dead lol

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  5. Hi Becki, we don’t ‘do’ Valentines Day either. It’s not a big thing here and let one day of the year dictate when we should shower our loved ones with affection and gifts. When it would mean so much more done on a different day of the year.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx
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