The Sassy team dishes out on what they love and hate about Valentine’s Day
‘Tis the season for love. Yes girls, love is in the air and whether you like it or not, people all around us will be showing their affection for one another. For some, Valentine’s Day is an occasion to demonstrate their affection for their loved ones with flowers, jewels, or creative gifts. But many others see it as an overrated celebration that’s market-driven. How does the Sassy team feel about V-Day? Read on to find out!
I absolutely love Valentine’s Day! Whether in a relationship or not, I think it’s such a nice excuse to celebrate love and to be wined and dined in the process. My husband and I usually treat ourselves to dinner in a new resto and gift each other small pressies and heartfelt cards in the lead up just because we can! I’ve also had great Valentine’s Day dates with my girlfriends (think picnics, music and lots of wine!
My husband and I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day. We try and ignore it as much as possible – it used to work so much better before the kids started to go to school ; )
I’ve never really been a fan of V-Day. Simply because the whole world is celebrating it too! Yes, yes, call me obnoxious but I’d really rather tell the people I love regularly compared to just on 14 February. I guess it’s the big gestures and overrated roses and champagne idea that puts me off really. But that said, love is truly in the air on this day for lovers, friends and family. And that my friends, is what gets me about Valentine’s Day.
I’m definitely a hater. I hate that the price of flowers, or dinner at a nice restaurant, get jacked up on Valentine’s Day. I also hate that people without a special someone are made to feel bad about it. This is probably cliché, but I don’t think we should need a dedicated day to tell someone we love them — we should do it every day. Personally, I’d much prefer to receive flowers out of the blue on a random Tuesday just because, than a bouquet of roses or chocolates that I know my husband overpaid for.
Despite how bitter the above probably makes me sound, I don’t have any bad memories or associations with V-Day – my husband has given me many lovely gifts and bouquets over the years – I just don’t have much use for it (and have told him as much). I think my happiest memory of Valentine’s Day is the giant Hershey’s Kiss that my mom used to give me (and actually let me eat as a special treat!). I also loved bringing valentines into school for all my classmates in elementary school (and receiving them in return).
I’m quite indifferent about Valentine’s Day mostly because I don’t celebrate it, but I’ll admit it can be a little overrated when I see people taking it a bit too seriously. It’s a nice occasion to treat your other half to something special, but I don’t think you’ll have to wait until that day specifically to show how much you love someone in an extravagant way… On the contrary, I think it makes for a bigger impact if you surprise your loved one in a big way on just a normal day!
Valentine’s Day is a day filled with overpriced set menus and crazy priced floral arrangements. I would much prefer picking a random day to have a romantic date night or be surprised with a beautiful bouquet of flowers just because. Why do we need one designated day of the year to let our loved ones know how much they mean to us? I don’t hate the idea of Valentine’s Day but I say celebrate more often and at a different time than the 14th of February!
Love it! We NEVER go out for Valentine’s though – I HATE the commercial side of it all! Once we were squashed so close to 2 other couples we might as well have been on their table!
We always cook a lovely meal – we recreate the meal we had on our wedding night! Proper British winter food sausage and mash and sticky toffee pudding! Yummy! All cosy and chilled at home.