V day a holiday, or marketing ploy?

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
V day a holiday, or marketing ploy?
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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 2:16pm

The board is quiet this week, so wanted to grab your attention!

Serenity
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2007
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 4:16pm

I agree that Valentines is

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2010
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 7:26pm

Definitely a marketing ploy, but I do like cards, so have already bought one for

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 7:58pm

I never thought Valentines Day was really a big deal.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-07-2008
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 8:39pm
Agreed marketing ploy...add to that I've worked in restaurant industry in past and that is most ridiculous...jacking up prices, limited menus, and bad service b/c most would rather be somewhere else...we are getting new furniture and decided since we have so many expenses related to that...not to get gifts...cards yes...probably will bring something in that night and have a nice quiet dinner at home...
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 9:48am

Its a nice thought, to celebrate your relationship with someone, but it has become way too commercialized. And I agree, the way florists and restaurants jack up prices is ridiculous.

My SO does not beleive in celebrating V-Day, he told me from the beginning that he thought it was ridiculous, and that he preferred to show his love every day. He is the most romantic man I have ever met. We are LDR, and almost everytime we get together, he has a rose for me.

HOWEVER!!!! My

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-2007
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 3:29pm

I believe you should make time for all the little holidays.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 4:22pm

good point, I do like to celebrate every possible holiday, it doesn;t have to be in a commercial way.

Note to self: Need cupcakes for DD's dance class Tuesday

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-07-2008
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 5:00pm
I suppose a blessing and a curse to have a bday on vday, but at least you should always be guaranteed to be remembered...lol
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 9:15am

back when ex and I actually liked each other, he would send me white roses in the moring for my birthday, and red roses in the afternoon for V day. that didn't last long.

I prefer SO's approach of sending flowers frequently and for no reason.