When you were young and single did you ever receive a Valentines card from a "secret admirer"? I don't know anyone personally who did.
I know this is supposed to be the original idea behind this day, but these days it seems to be more for people who are already couples.
I see many mainstream businesses are making this day out to be as big as New Year in order to get the public to hand over their money. I sometimes wonder how disappointing this day must be for people who don't feel loved by anyone, a special day to remind them of that
My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.
I never did have a Valentine card from a secret admirer but still enjoy the day as a reminder to not take our loved ones for granted and appreciate the small things they do for us every day. We don't do much for the day itself - exchange cards and go out for hubby's favourite chinese meal at the local restaurant - sometimes not even on the day... I hate the idea of paying over the odds for a meal we can get any day of the week and forced to feel romantic just because it's THAT day though - hence why we don't especially pick that day to go out for chinese!
No I never did 😞 my ex used to make a big fuss on Valentine's and look how that ended up. We don't do anything, it all seems so commercial and a chance for companies to exploit it. The whole of the town has turned red overnight it seems. We leave each other little notes all the time. As I discovered it is the little things that matter
I dont ever remember getting a card from a secret admirer. When we first married and for a good few years after, hubs would send me a bouquet of red roses. The cost was ridiculous, we really couldn't afford it and I told him that he wasn't to send me any more. Now you can 100 red roses for a silly price. Walking through town yesterday, the jewellers were full of red hearts and suggestions for gifts, Card shops are festooned with red hearts. I think that everything has gotten out of hand, expectations are soaring through the roof. Such a shame.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
I think it's all commercialised like Xmas and Easter etc. Every ad break tonight was full of it. Puts pressure on people. Told OH not to get me anything. Still got anniversary flowers plus we tell each other that we love each other every day. Don't need this one day to make a huge fuss.
Never received a card from a secret admirer, I reckon my dad went to the front door and saw him off before he could post it
All these various celebrations throughout the year are, in my opinion, really getting out of hand, I wonder how many roses are sold, we always exchange cards, can't really imagine why, another waste of money, but wouldn't say that to OH.