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Why I Won’t…

The second post in my series ‘Why I Won’t…’ is:

Valentines Day

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 ยฃ1 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.

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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

Mummy and Monkeys

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13 thoughts on “Why I Won’t…

  1. We don’t have any plans but it’s not because we don’t do Valentine’s day, just that this year we’re on a pretty limited budget and we’ll be spending the day doing family things instead of romantic things. I like to get a nice surprise on Valentine’s Day when the opportunity is there though ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. We don’t celebrate Valentines day. Ironically though we are actually going to a spa on Valentines Day this year but we were bought the package as a Christmas presents from my two little ones, so it wasn’t really a planned Valentines Day outing. We don’t buy flowers on Valentines day either and instead tend to buy flowers for the house on the 15th as they are normally half price then! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. We don’t celebrate Valentines day here either, everywhere is so busy and twice as expensive! We will most likely buy eachother a token card but that’s about it. I’d rather have flowers for no particular reason than because he feels that he should! #justanotherlinky

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  4. My folks usually miss or forget about Valentine’s Day. Totally agree that people need to show affection throughout the year. We don’t usually buy gifts and actually posted a FREE Valentine’s Day gift guide ๐Ÿ˜‰ …it includes cuddles and free time as gifts! #JustAnotherLinky x

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  5. I don’t mind it to be honest….it’s about the only time I do get flowers, ha!! We are actually going out for dinner tonight which we haven’t done for years so I can’t wait! Popping over from #justanotherlinky

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  6. We don’t really celebrate Valentines Day, we did back in the early days of our relationship but not nowadays! We’ve been together 15 years, we know we love each other and don’t feel like we have to wait for one specific day to show that. And anyway…my husband is far too tight to spend money on flowers at valentines day – have you seen the prices ๐Ÿ˜‰ #justanotherlinky

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  7. We don;t really celebrate Valentines, in fact the last 2 years we haven’t bothered with cards ha. I think it’s one of those things that’s exciting when you first meet but you kind of grow out of. I prefer my romantic moments not to be to order on a specific date ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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