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Old 02-11-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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We will celebrate at home, no cards, no roses nothing that we don;t do any other day except we will probably have a nicer breakfst than usual. I heard hubby say he was going to makes eggs benedict.
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Nobody is forced to hand out cards at school. Children can opt out of it if they want to. I do not see a problem.
If that's the case, why did you post this?
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:13 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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February 15th is awesome! 70% chocolates and teddy bears and and .......

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Old 02-13-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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I'm already looking forward to stocking our work candy basket with 50% off treats on Wed.!
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Well for school, I dont think the cost is that much to gripe about it but I do agree its not needed either for school. It can be a fun thing though for kids to do.

As far as spending a fortune on vday, we use to go out to eat for dinner but stopped awhile back because it was just to crowded out. So, we now stay in and make a dinner together plus dessert. This year it's Parmesan chicken with broccoli and chocolate covered strawberries. We also rent a movie from the library to watch after dinner. That is perfect to me!

Normally we never buy anything for each other, but this year my husband came home with an orchid and cupcakes. It was really sweet and I loved that he got me something on the day before vday instead of on that day. I didnt expect it at all.

I agree, I love going out the day after for half off chocolates. I do this with Halloween to!
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well for school, I dont think the cost is that much to gripe about it but I do agree its not needed either for school. It can be a fun thing though for kids to do.

As far as spending a fortune on vday, we use to go out to eat for dinner but stopped awhile back because it was just to crowded out. So, we now stay in and make a dinner together plus dessert. This year it's Parmesan chicken with broccoli and chocolate covered strawberries. We also rent a movie from the library to watch after dinner. That is perfect to me!

Normally we never buy anything for each other, but this year my husband came home with an orchid and cupcakes. It was really sweet and I loved that he got me something on the day before vday instead of on that day. I didnt expect it at all.

I agree, I love going out the day after for half off chocolates. I do this with Halloween to!
The one year hubby decided to buy me flowers was probably 50 years abo and they didn't arrive until about 7pm that night. He decided right then not to do it again. He did used to buy a small bouquet from street vendors on his way home from work. They were super cheap and loved the thought. He jut did it whenever for no reason.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Charlotte Area
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I decided this year that if the kids wanted to buy valentine's for their classmates they could buy them. Target had them for $4 a box. Both refused to spend their money on them. We get nickeled and dimed for everything all year long. We are raising money for this so wear red and pay $1 and we are raising money for that so wear your sports jersey and pay $1. I wish they would give us a total at the beginning of the year and then we can be done with it include in that amount what you need for valentine's and Christmas parties and any other activity and call it a day.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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It's fun for the kids to pass out the Valentine cards and they are only about $2 a box if you get the one's that come with a pencil or stickers. You can find them even cheaper at the Dollar Store! My daughter has received homemade one's and those are nice too. It doesn't have to be expensive, but it makes the kids happy!!
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:27 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Yes! and $68 airfare to fly my sweatheart to "Valentine Capital" (one of two in west / prairie, we LUV them both!) to see the Conversation Heart I ordered! The streets are lined with hundreds of personalized hearts hanging from Light Poles. Valentine, Nebraska vs. Loveland, Colorado: Which One Is America's Ultimate Valentine's Day City? - CityLab

It is a fun and nostalgic holiday for us, since we were from "Sweetheart City", and married there nearly 40 yrs ago. (not on Valentine's Day...)

We spend far more on friends than ourselves, by 'remailing' Valentines to those who enjoy the perk (usually elderly, sick, homebound, guest hosts in foreign lands, widows, and widowers). These are all very special friends who we are close to and appreciate them and reassure them that MANY others do too!. ~150,000 Valentines are remailed from ONE of these towns, The Loveland Valentine Remailing Program - Our 71st Year of ReMailing!

Not my favorite holiday, and not one that is expensive, but we make it fun

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Old 02-15-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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While I generally consider Valentine's Day to be nothing more than a shameless money grab, those feelings really don't extend to grade school Valentine parties.
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