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Why is Valintines day a big deal?

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Because as with so many "Hallmark Holidays"( created by Greeting Card Co's) such as Mothers, Fathers, Secretary...etc. Days; They and Valentines Day have been Hi-Jacked by Retailers to Sell,Sell,Sell and the Public has taken the Spoon Feeding and Run with it!
Thus creating another totally unwarranted, stress filled Day for those who feel pressure to follow the Ads and spend $$$$ or be considered unworthy in the eyes of a beloved, or leaves those who are not in a relationship feeling un-loved/left-out and all because some Company figured out a way to sell more greeting cards.....pshaw!

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Agreed, but you left out my favorite ... Boss's Day!
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Ha,ha!!!good one!!:-)
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How true. Thank you
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Your welcome aikenback.:-)
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hahahaha....pshaw....hahahaha
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Sex.

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PandorasFunnyBox
that's so freaking hot
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It is if you own a flower shop... :-)

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It isn't.

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DolceMonserrat7

Just another day to me......

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me to. I just don't get the fuss.
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haha sounds like your making it a big deal, you must be single, and no worries most of us are...Its just another day for me! and proud of it, means i dont have to buy anyone anything he he single life is great!

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actuly i'm not and I just don't get it.
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Its the one day of the year that girls with crappy boyfriends can force them to buy flowers. :P

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PandorasFunnyBox

Because it's something to media made up to get people to spend that MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY!

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Idk it's another day to me.

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That's what I think. Why don't you love (or pretend to love) some one every day?

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So true dawg, my husband and I try to make each day a "Valentine Day"!:-).
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It's not. Only 60% do anything in recognition of Valentine's Day which is slightly ahead of St. Patrick's Day. And it wouldn't be that high a figure if it wasn't for retailers hawking jewelry, flowers, candy or whatever in order to make a buck. We'd be celebrating Arbor Day if they ever found a way of promoting it.

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Am sure they will!!
Hmmm actually some Non-Profits and Nurseries already DO! They sell and promote seedling and tree plantings! But hey that one's a Good thing in my book!:-).
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It's not to me. It's all about the money. You shouldn't need to be told what day to shower love, on someone you love.
I think it's much more special when someone thinks of you and surprises you with a gift or flowers on a random day. That says more to me about love then a manufactured Holiday.

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So True LynneL, that's what my Husband and I do... Just whenever it comes to mind or we see something.. we've pretty much stopped making any kind of Giving, Holiday-Dependant!:-)
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Thank you Aiken.
witti, I love what you and your husband have chosen to do. It just seems much more meaningful when someone knows you so well, they see something and want you to have it. I know those are always the gifts I treasure the most.
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@Lynn , it has been a strange mix of circumstance that brought my husband and I together and a mix of Fun, Frustration,Learning, but most of all building a great friendship which has made ours a solid relationship which we each hold very dear. Through the good and bad it has been the steady smaller things done in impromptu moments which mean most to us and hopefully always will.:-)
Thank you for your comment.
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It's a reminder to step out of your normal routine, and tell the people in your life that you love them! It doesn't have to be a spouse or significant other; after all, St. Valentine is supposed to have sent encouraging notes to the other prisoners when he was imprisoned.

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But shouldn't that be done one any other day also?? Why wait for one specific Day?:-).
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It should be, but many people get so bogged down in their normal routines, that they just don't take the time. Sad, huh?
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Yep, made the comment somewhere on here.. My husband and I have pretty much gotten to the point where we ignore "Giving-Holidays" and just whenever see something fun, interesting, needed give it at random moments.. Much more fun and none of the buying frenzy wasted $$-time etc.!:-)
We Hug every day!! Multiple times..if were up to my husband we'd stay locked in a Hug for most of the day! Ha,ha..
We are each others best friends..:-)
And still leave little love/encouragement notes most days :-).
9 years and doing fine..:-).
So different than my past husband and I, we had become one of those couples we referred to above... Sad, true...
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The giving is not to each other but to others btw.:-)
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Wonderful way to live!
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Yes thank you it sure helps get through all the other "stuff" in life.;-).
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