The second post in my series ‘Why I Won’t…’ is:
Now my husband & I love each other, but we do not need a day in order to show everyone. Personally I would prefer to get flowers on any day other than on Valentines Day.
Brits spend over £1 billion pounds on Valentines Day, yet only 26% of couples choose to go out for a meal. Usual gifts include flowers, chocolates, champagnes, teddy bears and of course cards, but 80% of women would rather receive an ‘experience’ as a gift, such as a weekend away.
Well, I am no expert but of course you would rather be whisked off for a weekend away…
But what about every other weekend of the year? Why be romantic and book trips or buy gifts solely on Valentines Day?
City Base Apartments have put together this great infographic about Valentines Day. It shows some really interesting facts and figures about the big day.
Don’t get me wrong, I will (maybe) get a card for hubby for Sunday, and we will have a meal sat at our dining table rather than sat on the sofa – check us out, but that is as far as it will go! Netflix and chill will still mean just that…
I’m lucky that hubby buys me flowers every other week so I always have fresh flowers in the house. Obviously having a little one, we can’t go out for dinner easily, as we cannot jump on a plane or a train for a short weekend break. It’s the joy of parenthood.
Maybe I am one of a small bunch that doesn’t see the point in Valentines Day. Looking at the amount Brits spend, I imagine I am in the minority.
But at the end of the day it is what works for you and your partner. As long as the 2 of you love each other, then that really is all that matters.
So wherever you choose to spend Valentine’s day, whether that is abroad in a romantic city, showering each other with expensive gifts at home, in a fancy restaurant for a meal, or just a takeaway in front of the TV, enjoy!
I will be spending it with the 2 people that mean the most to me in the world, together.
What are your big Valentines Day plans?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO