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Valentine’s Day – Do You Or Don’t You?

Just a quick post from me today for Mummy Mondays. I have been absolutely flat out with life, work and everything in between. Hopefully it will give me a bit of a break this week!

Woman's hand holding an envelope full of paper hearts Valentine's Day

We all know Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I must say that I have been so surprised by the amount of women bloggers writing about and sharing their thoughts on why they don’t participate in Valentine’s Day. It is a very nice change from people complaining their other halves forgot or didn’t get them anything.

Valentine’s Day – A Day Of  Love

Us - happy couple on Long Jetty

My husband and I have never done the whole bouquet of red roses with a fancy dinner on February 14th. I don’t know if it is because when we first started seeing each other we were 15/16 and as we were chefs we worked every single Valentine’s Day creating amazing meals for couples. Or perhaps it is just because after 15 years together we still show each other every day how much we love and appreciate the other and don’t feel the need to do a big show for Feb 14th.

What To Expect From Your Toilet When You Live With Males - toilet paper love note

While I respect and enjoy seeing everyone get excited over Love Day, I feel that love should not be saved up for just one day, it should be shown and given each and every day.

What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day?


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16 Comments

  1. 13/02/2017 / 6:28 am

    We do go out for dinner or I make an effort with candles etc at home – I had wanted to book a really romantic restaurant as romance seems swallowed in mundane daily obligations at the moment but meet the teacher is tomorrow night so looks like mundane will win out…

  2. 13/02/2017 / 7:23 am

    Yes I agree. We are still going out to dinner to celebrate but the day after Valentine’s Day as it won’t be so crowded at the restaurant, haha.

  3. 13/02/2017 / 7:54 am

    I have always looked at Valentine’s Day as a day for non-hitched couples really. We usually ignore the day entirely. I am quite glad when all the advertising for it ends!
    Easter will be blown at us come Feb 15!

  4. 13/02/2017 / 8:02 am

    I like your approach. My view is that we celebrate our love for each other in small and big ways all year. I didnt know you were both chefs! That is a hard life…Have a good NON busy day and evening for this Valentines Day!

  5. 13/02/2017 / 8:27 am

    Valentine’s Day nowadays is a day I especially show my children that I love them … this year I am going to write them a letter each and make a special breakfast and cookies for them. Even though I tell them I love them eveday this is just a special day for them❤

  6. 13/02/2017 / 8:27 am

    We do. While I believe love should be shown every day it’s often shown in every day ways – emptying the dishwasher, changing the baby, letting someone else control Netflix. I like the idea of spending a whole day to make sure the other person is happy. It’s too easy to forget.

  7. 13/02/2017 / 8:28 am

    Hit send too soon!

    I also don’t think Valentine’s Day is just about romantic love anymore. It’s a day you tell the important people that they are important especially friends and family because that can really get lost in the noise through the year.

  8. 13/02/2017 / 10:37 am

    We don’t! It’s just too much pressure! I’d much rather be surprised by flowers some day when I wasn’t expecting it! So glad to hear I’m not the only one with apathy towards Valentine’s Day!

  9. inthegoodbooksblog ( Michelle)
    13/02/2017 / 1:48 pm

    I’m planning to make a nice dinner at home with dessert. I also bought some little chocolate love hearts to put in hubby’s and the kids’ lunch boxes (and a few extra for the kids to give to their teachers). I agree that love should be shown on a daily basis.

  10. I totally agree that love should be shown every day. Personally, I would much prefer to celebrate our anniversary than Valentine’s Day.

  11. 13/02/2017 / 3:04 pm

    I think if I had a partner I’d do something simple and sweet but not overly commercial!

  12. 13/02/2017 / 3:51 pm

    We’re in the don’t category. Not our thing.

  13. Jacq
    14/02/2017 / 1:05 am

    We do celebrate Valentine’s but this year we decided to make it simple and do crafts and cook at home. xx

    Jacq
    jacqwritesworld.com

  14. 14/02/2017 / 1:09 am

    Yeah- we dont do anything really- card, obligatory sex- which is stupid cause we do it pretty often anyways-

    I actually hate Valentines Day.

  15. 14/02/2017 / 11:44 am

    My significant other and I always exchange gifts or other before valentine’s Day. We go for dinner on a different day when it is not so crowded and service is much better.

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