My husband and I do not exchange Valentine’s Day gifts. That’s right. No flowers, no chocolates, no watches, no gift cards.
I remember when we were dating and our first Valentine’s Day rolled around and I received nothing. And guess what, I was fine with that. Seriously!
Valentine’s Day has never been my jam and my husband is a man who barely acknowledges the day. We were obviously made for each other. I think part of the reason Valentine’s Day isn’t a big deal in our house is because my husband’s birthday is just a few short days afterward – so we have a celebration then.
Also, wasn’t it just Christmas a few weeks ago?
Didn’t I just drive myself crazy trying to decide what useful and original item to buy my spouse for Christmas? Do I want to repeat that again for Valentine’s Day? No!
Admittedly, we did a small exchange last year after our daughter was born in early February. I think we were both sleep deprived and feeling sentimental. My husband bought me a card and a rose in a tiny vase. A little stuffed monkey clung to the vase. It was sweet. I made him a card. I drew some olives with faces and wrote “olive you” on the front with a sappy message on the inside.
*Spoiler alert, I’ll probably make him another card this year.
Do you exchange Valentine’s Day gifts with your spouse? Would you be upset if they purchased nothing for you?
Don’t be, you’re still loved. And if you’re out of ideas, exchange silly handmade cards with each other. At least you’ll have a good laugh.