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Do you believe in Valentine's Day?

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Topic.

I used to, but now I don't.

Thoughts?

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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    It’s just another opportunity for commercialisation. 

    You can let someone know you love and care for them anytime of the year. 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    I like  valentines day we live in a busy world well we did pre covid  and working and rushing around  sometimes  people forget 

    This year it means more because thousands of lives have been lost  and the message I had off my partner today meant more this year  because  he is still here ❤ x
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2021
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    When I was young if I didn’t have a girlfriend on Valentine’s Day I’d feel extremely lonely and sad, almost as bad as spending Christmas without a girlfriend in my opinion in those days.

    now I’m glad I don’t give a flying banana one way or the other! ???? ...or do I ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,778 Disability Gamechanger
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    The good thing about Valentines Day is that it means Pancake Day is pretty soon...  :D
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2021
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    The good thing about Valentines Day is that it means Pancake Day is pretty soon...  D
    @OverlyAnxious it does and what fun pancakes are yum, unfortunately though I have an MOT before that, ooer mr grimsdale, and I’m not looking forward to that at all. It cost me nearly £300 last year, ouch!

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,088 Disability Gamechanger
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    Having worked in the greeting card industry for 15 years I'm all in favour of any card sending occasion, you might be amazed at the number of jobs it creates.
    Senior management got a card today, and has for the last 40 years, and a silver necklace.

    2024 Election won

  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    @woodbine I agree   because it celebrates how much you love a person or care about 

    As you say  creates jobs  just that one day involves alot of different companies and shops 
  • Seanchai
    Seanchai Community member Posts: 411 Pioneering
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    Just an excuse to get more money from the public . If I bought my wife flowers and a card for valentines day , she would be wondering what I,d done ???
    I suppose if a young person was just going out with someone and wanted to show how much they cared, it might be a good idea to send a card and flowers ..
    it feels like a massive con to get money out people ...a bit like " do you love anyone enough to give them a Christmas eve box " ...and of course someone folks fall for it .
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