Married for almost 4 years. Well can't make any plans as we are expecting a new baby boy right before Valentine's. I have already ordered her flowers to be delivered, but probably not much else as romance is tough enough with a 2 year old. Even if we left our kids with a babysitter I doubt we could enjoy a night out with a newborn at home, so at best a movie on the couch.
My husband and I have been married for over 14 years. We probably won't celebrate Valentine's Day until the weekend. We like to pawn the kids off with the grandparents for a night and stay in and cook together. We usually spend a little more on some really good meat from the butcher and open some wine and hang out. My husband and I met over 22 years ago in college and we still haven't run out of things to talk about.
We don't always do presents, only if we find something the other would really like. I did just order him a used copy of Dungeon Keeper which is an old PC game he liked years ago - he will get a kick out of it.
My husband and I just celebrated our 20th anniversary in December. We dont usually go out ON Valentine's Day because alot of restaurants do "special" dinners (and special pricing, by which they mean higher pricing). They are usually looking to turn the tables over quickly too, and we like to take our time and sit and talk! We usually go out the weekend after, or make a nice dinner at home (kids included!). My husband will usually get me something nice like a gift certificate for a mani-pedi! Last year he picked out a nice Vera Bradley cover for my Kindle Fire! Skip the flowers ( I dont like plants and flowers inside) and I dont need candy! I like to make cupcakes for him and the kids, and let the kids frost and decorate them.
Now that is kool. I know my boy friend for 10 years now. We are together for last 3 1/2 years. Never celebrated anniversaries or valentine's day. We have been celebrating whenever we feel like. this year we thought why not join in festivities.
I don't want to go out as too many red hearts and flowers and balloons ..jacked up prices and too many formalities.
He had been very nice to me for last year or so a midst all the stuff that is going around us. So, I thought lets use the opportunity to make it up to him
We have been married for 23 years and do not celebrate V day...it's a day marketed heavily for Hallmark's bottom line. That being said, the best gift I got ( before I broke my husband of the habit) was a set of emergency car tools so that I could change a tire, spark plugs, fuses, etc. it does not sound romantic, but it showed that he a) knew that I know how to use those things and b) he wanted to make sure that I was safe if my car broke down.
We go to the Hogtown Medieval Fair each year, it is a week or so before Valentines day but it is what we do. We have been married for 31 years. Usually go out to eat after the Fair, still have two kids at home so we all go and have fun. I am not into flowers and try to stay away from candy but if I get some I will eat it.
This scum sucking bottom dweller only shared his true feelings about a very wonderful person. I assumed you were clever enough to read my heartfelt post and understand. I guess I should have explained it better. My bad...