About Valentine's Day...

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  1. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Do you think Valentine's Day is just a way for the card, flower, and candy companies to make money?

    My husband thinks so.

    1. vox vocis profile image81
      vox vocisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      If you're married, there's a great possibility you've lost the romance so there you go...Valentine's day is for those in love or for those who need to be reminded why they were married at all! A surprise dinner with candle lights and a different atmosphere is usually the best in this occasion but let's be honest...anyone would doubt that flowers and candies are something most women or men get a lot from their partners. So, why not buying these as a Valentine present? For some people, Valentine's Day is one of the rare days when they actually get such presents...and if you read more about St. Valentine you'll see there is more to it than just love birds and gifts!

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      it's not, but sadly due to capitalism it has been reduced to that.  which is sad because the rich traditions and stories behind the holiday truly make it one of the world's best ones that we all openly share.  however, i wouldn't be surprised if not too many people even know why celebrate the holiday.  hell, i didn't until about a few years ago.

    3. alexandriaruthk profile image63
      alexandriaruthkposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      hi Ms habee

      I think it is for everybody, and for highlighting the day, just special in a way, although love is for day in and day out

    4. Alessia Amnesia profile image61
      Alessia Amnesiaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      No, Valentine's Day is not a real holiday when you think about it, but it has become a day that reminds us to cherish our loved ones and show them we care.

    5. Snowdianna profile image61
      Snowdiannaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      No, I think Valentine's Day is good and a chance for all of us to show love to our loved ones. It is cool

    6. mod2vint profile image59
      mod2vintposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      being a retailer, I would say in today's mind set, yes its just another way for corporate America to cash in on us. Should be a day for time together and loving each other, its not about the material gifts.

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yes because hardly anyone even knows the origins of valentine's day.

      on the other hand, it is a nice day to focus on romance and love and flowers and candy and valentine cards...

    8. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My hubby thinks so too. lol hmmm i think your hubby and my hubby have been talking again habee! lol

      and yea to me yes but I think of it as special day to be together with your spouse even if you do do it everyday but it's nice to make plans for say a special dinner or something like that smile

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    blatvaposted 13 years ago

    It is a holiday in honor of Saint Valentine, is it not?  o.o

  3. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Well, actually it began in ancient Rome as Lupercalia. It was "Christianized" later.

  4. blondepoet profile image65
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    It probably is Habee but what a good excuse for a little more sweet loving. I'm a real romantic at heart so it's a great excuse to love some more.

  5. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Me too, BP! All the guys I know detest the day. They only get something for their significant other to stay out of trouble!

  6. tonymac04 profile image73
    tonymac04posted 13 years ago

    I have no objection to Valentine's Day per se. I think any excuse to spoil a significant other and to show some extra loving is good. What I do object to is the commercial hype of the day - all those dreadfully kitsch cards and the emphasis on spending, spending, spending. That, like the similar commercialisation of Christmas, is what makes me want to puke, not to put too fine a point on it!

  7. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 13 years ago

    I thought it was to honor the mobsters killed in the Valentines Day massacre.....  j/k wink

    It started as something special.  It has since evolved into a holiday to make the greeting card industry more money. 

    It is up to the couples to make Valentine's special.

  8. elayne001 profile image82
    elayne001posted 13 years ago

    Most holidays have become so commercialized. We don't have to fall for it and instead make our own little cards and gifts. Sometimes it is just easier to go out and buy whatever is on sale.

  9. nanospeck profile image59
    nanospeckposted 13 years ago

    Well if its about companies to make money , i just brushed up a hub:
    <snipped link>

  10. profile image57
    jassmorg83posted 13 years ago

    I think valentines day is a special day for someone special to whom you love most.No matter what gift you plan to give your husband, wife or lover, hand write a love letter or a note of appreciation. Just Give some special to your partner that is memorial for her.
    Personalized Romantic Gifts

  11. nikipa profile image63
    nikipaposted 13 years ago

    I think Valentine's Day is the perfect day to renew our beautiful feelings and forget about daily routine. And its not the point to spend money on some expensive gifts to make the loved one feel special, you can only create an appropriate atmosphere, an unusual one. Actually, my hubs can tell you more about this.
    Love may include romance, infatuation, affection and tenderness. But even if those elements are not present, it could still be love.
    A lot of people will tell you that they are in love, or that they have been in love, but there is a huge disparity between one person’s definition of love and another’s.
    An unknown author once wrote, "Trying to bring pleasure to someone, because of the pleasure you feel to see that person's pleasure, is perhaps the most beautiful demonstration of love." Isn’t amazing how something so powerful can be found in the simplest of things. In my life I have felt love in many aspects of my life. I love my family, my friends, my country, my life, and myself. These are all the things I hold dear to me in all the choices and plans I make. To lose them is to lose everything!
    I really wish everybody enjoy this holiday!

  12. Lita C. Malicdem profile image60
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 13 years ago

    For all I know the Vatican had declared St. Valentine as non-existent. However, to the people all over the world, the non- existence of the  patron saint is immaterial as they refuse to stop celebrating Valentine's Day.

    What is important is, people are celebrating the reality of love- love between couples, between lovers, between a parent and child, among family and relatives, among friends, etc.

    We celebrate this occasion in the way we want to- some make it simple others extravagant, all lead to make our loved ones happy for just a day. It's up to us if we patronize commercialized gifts. Well, people patronize them- it's only for one day- so just let them be.

  13. yenajeon profile image72
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    Aww Habee your husband would HATE to live in Michigan! In addition to Valentines Day, they have another 'corporate holiday' called Sweetest Day! (More gifts, cards, candy etc!)

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    GLORYposted 13 years ago

    Valentines day remind us the massage of St.Valentine that love and marriage is precious,honor it.

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    Eva Hanssonposted 13 years ago

    Or, it's a good excuse for us singles to gulp down a box of chocolates and feel fine, I tell you, FINE about it.  smile

  16. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 13 years ago

    Just done a history of old Valentine there you might like to read it smile


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