When it comes to Valentines Day

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Registered: 07-23-2012
When it comes to Valentines Day
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 5:40pm

Do you go all out and plan something special down to the last detail?

Or do you just be spontaneous?

Share some of your Valentine stories here.

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Registered: 01-21-2011
Mon, 02-18-2013 - 3:58pm

We don't do anything romantic or special at my house. I made a litle box of candy for my hubby as a surprise, but he wound up eating out of it as early as the 12th. So much for surprises!

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Registered: 02-11-2013
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 11:05am

First I'd like to say "Happy Valentine's Day", to all you ladies. 

I am 30. Yes, this is my first V-Day celebration (since I was a lil girl, and my Daddy would always do things for our family). I have a WONDERFUL MAN in my life, and this Thursday has me freaking out. I'm scared I'm going to get something wrong. SO, my idea is to give him a "home-made" gift. I plan to use calligraphy, writing 1 Corth. 13: 4-7(it's the passage about everything "love" is) in a large frame. I'll make it V-dayish by sprinkling a few rose petals within the frame. I'm super excited. But I hope it's not a lame gift idea. 

(I gave details, because someone else may like the idea... Yep. I'm going straight to the thrift store for the frame ;-) Calligraphy pens are less than $2. Yay for me... Although he keeps on hinting towards purchasing "jewelry" to symbolize our relationship, but I don't know if I quite understand exactly what place he's coming from. I keep telling him I just want to dress and go have a nice meal. Any explanations, please.)

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Registered: 08-08-2012
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 8:20pm

Wow Zcat! That sounds like a great gift! I bought one for my hubby years ago and he was so thrilled to get it.

I hope you come back and tell us where the special somewhere was and how it all went ..oh and if he liked the jacket :D

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Registered: 01-23-2013
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 1:03pm

This will be my first Valentines Day in a committed relationship and I am so excited about it. He said we are going somewhere special so I've been out shopping. I want this to turn out so well.

 I have bought him a very expensive leather jacket. Does that sound like a good gift? I really want to get him something nice.

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Registered: 06-15-2012
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 12:45pm

BK (before kids), Valentine's Day was a total "us" celebration. Some were planned, some spontaneous, but all were romantic interludes! LOL

Now, it's a little more of a family holiday; heart shaped pancakes, the girls and I make cupcakes... little things like that. We tend to save our special "us" celebrations for other times; I'd rather sit over a romantic dinner out when the restaurants aren't crowded and rushed. 

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Registered: 08-08-2012
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 10:13pm

I have occasionally done something wacky to surprise the hubby. One time I rented a cabin for the weekend and his boss and co workers knew what I was up to. He drove a tow truck and I put in a fake call to where I was and when he got there he was sure surprised.

Normally I wait for the %50 off sales the next day on candies and such....love it!

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Registered: 02-10-2012
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 1:18pm

I must be boring, I don't plan anything special at all for Valentine's Day, the day itself doesn't hold a lot of meaning to me. I'd rather plan something special for a date with my husband that has meaning to both of us.