My bunches and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day. We tell each other and show each other our love every day, so there is not really a need for a certain day to be overly loving than another in both of our eyes. I have in the past received gifts from him on Valentine's day, but I really don't need them, nor do I think he should pay the raised prices for items you can get most any other day for 50% less.
Don't get me wrong, I love the surprise when I get flowers or a present. But to me, if I get those on a day that isn't "special", it means so much more.
When I was younger I really thought that it mattered that I received something and gave something for this holiday. I heard on the news this morning that 53% of women would end their relationship with their significant other if they did not receive a gift for Valentine's Day. Seriously?? That to me is just sad.
I you are someone who exchanges gift for Valentine's Day, good for you. I mean no ill will or hard feelings or hurtfulness toward you in any manner.
In honor of today, here is a picture of my bunches and I on our wedding day, back in 1996.
Happy Valentine's Day all!