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Do you decorate for Valentine's day?

Discussion in 'Valentine's Day' started by made582, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Christmasstar

    Christmasstar one Crazy Canadian ! MMC Lifer

    I just bought a big bag full of decorations for Valentines day. I decorate the tables for our seniors lunch which means putting together 18 center pieces.
    In my home I have a bowl of heart shaped candies on the table and I do put something on the front door.
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  2. tomtemor

    tomtemor Christmas Fan Merry Forums Member MMC Premiere Member

    Valentine┬┤s Day in Sweden is not that big of a deal. I was told that the schools are not even allowed to sell flowers any more because if one person gets alot and another gets none that is considered "mobbing". I thought that was terrible. I cannot say I was popular in school, but I do not think I was scarred for life by not getting any either.

    Oh well, to answer the question. Cupids and hearts are also christmas motif┬┤s in sweden, so we take down the more vintage christmas curtains (also a very swedish thing) and put up red check side panels and a beige valance with cupids and hearts in the kitchen (our main "living" area). In the living room (you'll hear me complain about our apartment often) which is more of a storage area, we will take down the more swedish looking christmas curtains and put up solid red. IN the bed room, the duvet covers have been changed to hearts and roses already for Christams. I have seen the 4 ft pink trees with V-day decorations on ebay and would LOVE to have one someday, but no room right now.

    Some years, I have bought a card, but I am unemployed and hubby has just be cut back to 50% so proabably not this year. I was thinking of making vegeterian lasagna on the 13th so we can just reheat it on thursday, the 14th. Thursdays are my volunteer soup kitchen days and I am dead on my feet when I get home. So, reheated lasagna with a side salad, bread, and a store bought dessert should do it. It is also the day after Ash Wednesday, so Lent is upon us too. :-x:cold:
  3. ella13

    ella13 Christmas Fan Merry Forums Member

    no i've never decorated and most year don't celebrate it, me and the OH very rarely buy each other anything anyway...
  4. novelist

    novelist Santa's Sleigh Designer MMC Lifer

    I have Valentine window clings on our front living room window, and I have a few figurines I put out and a Valentine banner
  5. prancer

    prancer Rudolph's Groomer MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    I don't decorate for Valentine's but i do celebrate the day with my wife;)
  6. NcGunny

    NcGunny Candycane Wrangler MMC Emeritus Member

    Actually my birthday is the day before V Day so I do up a Valentines Day tree. Then it gets all taken down and for 1 week to celebrate my birthday it will be decorated however I want. Then the wife turns it into Easter Tree.
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  7. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    Aww that is quite nice that they do that.
    To be honest I never really thought about decorating for Valentines and I've never really come across Valentine's decorations. I usually have some flowers up and cards but I don't go all out.
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  8. NcGunny

    NcGunny Candycane Wrangler MMC Emeritus Member

    I took the cheap Valentines Necklaces and made kind of a bead garland out of them. Paper crochet hearts,we took silk roses and fastened them to alligator clips a few felt envelopes we found..kinda have to think outside the box for V-**Day deco.Some places like Bronners do carry a line of stuff. V-Day balls,lights,asst. ornaments,garland. I also did some salt cookies with V-Day cookie cutters.
  9. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    That is so creative and inspired. Sounds really fun!
  10. HollyKing

    HollyKing Merry Monarch of Yuletide MMC Premiere Member

    Used to, but not any more. These days my V-Day celebration consists of a Whitman sampler that I buy for myself while watching either of the My Bloody Valentine's and The St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

    Cynical? Me?
  11. Ali

    Ali Holiday Fangirl MMC Lifer

    I like to add a few touches for the holiday, but nothing all out like Halloween and Christmas.
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  12. 'Tis the season

    'Tis the season Mrs. Claus' Executive Assistant MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    Babysitting permitting we'll go out for some food but we don't decorate. I'm always glad to see it though as it signals the end of the worse part of the year.
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  13. NcGunny

    NcGunny Candycane Wrangler MMC Emeritus Member

    Our last Christmas tree that stays up until the end of January gets turned into a Valentines Day tree. Overall V-Day deco is kinda scarce so the tree gets loaded with lights and bead Valentines Day necklaces I found that were cut apart and made into long strands. Hearts and homemade deco adorn it. After V-Day the tree is used as my tester for all the new Christmas Deco I have bought since Jan 1st. Then it goes to a Easter Tree.
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  14. SnowflakeMom

    SnowflakeMom Dang Near Santa Himself MMC Lifer

    Love MIL does the same thing. She hangs hearts on it and then for Easter there are little bunny ornaments.
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  15. NcGunny

    NcGunny Candycane Wrangler MMC Emeritus Member

    We have a ton of Easter stuff for the tree..bunnies,baskets,eggs.
    Valentines Day is just a weird holiday and not much is available. I did find fake roses and glued clips on them to use as ornaments.
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  16. DoYouHearWhatIHear

    DoYouHearWhatIHear Mrs. Claus' Executive Assistant MMC Premiere Member

    I was thinking about how I don't today! Many of our neighbors use door decor in our apartment. My husband bought me pink roses, so I'll call that our decor. :)
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  17. irishsnow

    irishsnow Dang Near Santa Himself MMC Lifer

    No. Bah Humbug
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  18. Rita Howard

    Rita Howard Merry Forums Newbie Merry Forums Member

    I like to go for vacations with my husband.
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  19. cgmcav

    cgmcav Tinsel Straightener Merry Forums Member

    We do as a way to help ease the transition/"shock" of suddenly having no decorations up. Not nearly as ornate as Xmas, but just some lights and a heart wreath over the fireplace. vd.jpg
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  20. Contented

    Contented Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    I have a red valentines wreath I hang on our front door.I also use my lace table cloth in the dinning room with some red dinner plates,and black stemware.To this setting I always add candles and sprinkle red rose peddles all over the table.We exchange gifts and cards with dinner out at one of our favorite resturants and that's about it for us.
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