Do you think Valentine's day is a commercial holiday being pushed by the greetin

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  1. Goody5 profile image30
    Goody5posted 7 years ago

    Do you think Valentine's day is a commercial holiday being pushed by the greeting card companies?

  2. Nomascus concolor profile image60
    Nomascus concolorposted 7 years ago

    It might well be... but here is the solution to keep the romance going for 7pence (@ Asda in th UK) :p

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Yes I do, and other retailers.  I hate to see couples attempting to create some perfect holiday and falling short - when they need to take that kind of care and interest every day in each other- not just for some retail driven holiday.

  4. Stina Caxe profile image84
    Stina Caxeposted 7 years ago

    I think most gift giving holidays are commercial, and it isn't just the greeting card companies looking to make a fortune from each one.

    At the same time, I do think it's nice to acknowledge people you care about and show your appreciation for them a few times a year.  It's also nice to be acknowledged.  I guess what I am trying to say here is... I like jewelry.  wink

  5. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 7 years ago

    yes, i certainly agree that not only card companies but flowers and chocolate shops are pushing offers or valentine;s day packages to attract more buyers. Seems that these special occasions are bringing in more profits to them than sincerely celebrating for the true meaning of  these special occasions ( Christmas, Valentine;s Day, Mother's Day, etc)

  6. kidscrafts profile image78
    kidscraftsposted 7 years ago

    Instead of going for the commercial side of Valentine's Day, you can always create your own card.  That means that your really care about the person because you take special time to do it.  In this example, the plain hearts are done with a half potatoe and a heart shaped cookie cutter and the other hearts are done separately with a toilet paper roll of which I changed the shape. print it with paint and that's it :-)

    1. profile image69
      Writer Chuckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Valentine's days is a lovelly idea on it's own. The commercializing of the beloved day is the main reason it still exisit.  Flower shops, and card companies do alot of business on this day and others like it.

  7. Careermommy profile image75
    Careermommyposted 7 years ago

    I think it's a commercial holiday that gets pushed by greeting card companies, flower companies, restaurants, candy stories, cookie stores and more companies trying to turn a profit!

  8. Rhino Guerrero profile image91
    Rhino Guerreroposted 7 years ago

    I think greeting card companies, including gift shops and flower shops, are not really pushing Valentine's day. They are just trying to exploit the occasion, of course, for a profit. They are just trying to supply products that are high in demand during this occasion. This makes Valentine's day a commercial holiday, if we are to look at it from this perspective. And by the way, this is good for the economy as this spurs economic activity - selling and buying.

    Originally Valentine's day is a lethurgical celebration in honor of Saint Valentine who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry during the time of the Roman Empire. Later it became an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by giving gifts, flowers, and other items symbolizing love.

    Our need to express our love is so strong that this occasion became one of the most celebrated occasions around the world. And enterprising people find it a great opportunity to make a profit. So the greeting card companies are not really pushing Valentine's day, they are essentially driven by the high demand of products associated with this occasion.


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