Brian and I have been together for 11 1/2 years. married for 6 years in June. I think we only celebrated the first Valentine's Day where we actually got each other something. I'm not a big mushy person. Honestly, I think it an over the top holiday. I mean really, does it take this one "SPECIAL" day for you to show someone how much you love them? I person don't have to receive a gift to feel loved. Gifts are nice and I like them, but I think to many people get carried away.
With the way the economy is why not make a card, have dinner in, or rent a movie Just doing these three things could save you at least $70. Something made from the heart is way better than something bought. If you make it then you have taken the time to really put some thing into it.
I guess it's my newly accustomed frugal ways coming out or the fact that we don't have money to just go blow. I would rather save money for a bigger house or to be able the take my kids to the zoo or aquarium. Do you celebrate Valentine's Day and if so what do you do?