Valentine's Day for many is a day to go all romantic, and declare your love for the special person in your life. However, it's also time for many restaurants, florists and card shops to make a lot of money by charging over the odds for Valentine's Day paraphanelia. Do you celebrate Valentine's Day or do you think it's become too commercialised and opt out?
Over the years I've tended to celebrate Valentine's Day less and less and I think last year, I completely managed to forget about Valentine's Day until I turned the radio on. It's not that I don't think it's a good idea to show someone you love them, more that I try to do this all year round, without waiting for Valentine's Day to remind me. It's a shame that everything becomes so expensive on Valentine's Day, as for many it is a great time to let someone know you love them.
I've never had any interest in romance, and therefore have never had any interest in Valentine's Day. The holiday doesn't even share anything in common with the parson it is named after, and all it does is make singletons feel bd about themselves.
No. I think it's nothing but another opportunity for retailers to exploit our sense of guilt and consequently make a profit. Besides, if you love someone, I think you should declare that fact to them every day.
I'm a big fan and love to celebrate Valentine's Day. I do not think its completely necessary to do the grand gesture of buying flowers, chocolate, cards and the lot because I think Valentines day's purpose is to bring people together. I prefer a quiet night in, cooking together and enjoying each other's company. Of course, you can do this everyday and any day of the year, but Valentine day is a reminder to appreciate your significant other.
Well past that lovey dovey stage. I do think it is over-commercialised though. One year at the high school two of my grandchildren attend, the older pupils were taking orders for single red roses to be delivered anonymously to recipients as a fund raiser for their end of year function, so more people are turning it into a moneg maker.