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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:02 am 
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Valentine's Day...Love it or Hate it?

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Valentine's Day I never particularly cared for. Like so many things that are a part of our culture, Valentine's Day has become so commercialized, it's hardly recognizable from the Valentine's Day we used to celebrate.

I told my husband that he was my Valentine and I was his, forever and for always...nuff said. He agreed, echoed the message, and I don't expect any roses or chocolates or diamond anything.

He doesn't either.

Very comfortable...and so economical!

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As a little kid I loved making Valentines to give. Way back then, it was a job. Pretty much an art project and I always loved art.

But, as you say, it has become so commercialized. I think commercializing everything in sight is the American way.

My cats bring me gifts, but not the commercial kind. Not the kind I would care to receive actually. The possum loves their gifts though.

Maybe that doesn't sound romantic to anyone else, but it does to me.

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Catherine,

Regarding the question, I'll just quote a friend of mine.

"Valentine's Day is God's way of giving me the finger." -- Brad Johnson

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BUMP!

Some of you weren't here when I first asked this question, so I'll bump it up so you can answer it for 2007.

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The lady of the house looks forward to Valentine's Day. But it get old just getting flowers and a "nice" card for her. She likes her favorite.. Six red, Six yellow roses..
As for me, I'm not all hip about Valentine's Day.. It should be for the "lovers" (the young love-birds), although, I consider myself in the their ranks.

Catherine is right, it's too commercial today...

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Nothing's changed at my house, except I've now got two more grandchildren who will be sent Valentine cards. This will be our youngest grandchild's first Valentine's Day. Not that she'll know anything about it at age 6 months! :P

When I was teaching, the students had a good time getting valentines from their friends on Valentine's Day. They'd decorate white paper bags and set them around the room. Into these bags their friends would put valentines and candies. We'd take an hour or so at the end of the day to open the valentines and have a few refreshments. I still have many, many valentines that the kids would put into my bag. It's fun to see their childish signatures on them, knowing that most of the kids that gave them to me are now in high school or college!

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Since I am pretty much a recluse, the commercial part of Valentine's Day doesn't bother me. I have never gotten flowers or candy or any of the other things people associate with the day. But I do send greetings to shut-ins, try to do that every month at least and Valentine's Day is a good reasoning.

I saw what my very active father had to go through when he was no longer able to get out. He was climbing the walls, and wondering why everyone had forgotten him. So I send cards to as many shut-ins as I can--even one little bright colored card can make a difference.

I hope people are sending greetings and thank yous to our service people...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:57 pm 
Valentine's Day is like a one night stand . . . it seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I'm not so sure. :P


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Days Go By . . .


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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, EVERYONE!

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Gotta buy Ms. DO.g's a feather boa and watch her do her Burlesque 'Hoochy Coochy" dance tonite! :shock:

Wo Hooo. :twisted:

Happy V.D. :lol:

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