Who Needs Valentines Day

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We all know that Valentines Day is coming up this Friday and for most of us it's a chance to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us. This particular day is meant to be the time you tell someone you love them, send a card to a secret love or simply say those three special words.

After being together for 11 years, spent 11 years buying gifts for all those special days and not really having anything on that 'want' list, the hubby and I have decided not to bother with buying cards this year. Those three special words are heard every day and we already have our day planned (Netflix House of Cards Marathon! WOOHOO!) so it seems pointless spending money on a piece of card that says we love each other.

We actually decided a long time ago that we didn't need Valentines Day in order to tell each other how we feel or spend time together. Most evenings are spent together watching movies, new TV shows or our old favourites and we both assign that as 'our time'.

Sometimes work can get in the way and when the hubby is busy it becomes less possible to watch our shows every day. Life gets hectic with children's birthday parties and school trips and we fall into a routine, watching every day fly by and not really paying attention.

We still spend our time together but it's just part of the routine and seems less important somehow. That changed for me this weekend. I spent last week talking a lot (to the hubby) about buying a theme for my blog and how I wanted it to look 'neater'. I'd been on loads of websites and thought I'd found one that I liked but when I told him that I was going to buy it he told me to wait until the weekend. I asked him why and he said he would help me sort stuff out so I plodded through the rest of the week. I didn't really know what to expect from the weekend.

Saturday morning came and after feeding everyone and entertaining the children I asked the hubby if he would help me. A long story short we spent the entire weekend working on my blog, getting the look just right, creating pictures and icons and the hubby didn't stop until I was happy with it. Him being a programmer really helped and he was able to explain a few things to me so that I can do stuff on my own in future.

My hubby can get very busy with work and even this weekend I know he was planning on getting more work done but instead he helped me. We've spent hours going through everything, tweaking bits here and there and I am really happy with the outcome. I think if I'd done it myself or bought a theme then the outcome would've been very different and I probably wouldn't have been very happy with it. 

That's when I realised I didn't need Valentines Day at all because the hubby shows me how much he loves me all the time, particularly when I need help. He's spent the whole weekend trying to make me happy and I can't thank him enough.

Do you have Valentines Day plans?
Do you love it when your partner surprises you or is it simply spending time together that makes you happy?

12 comments:

  1. Love the new look! I noticed it immediately as have visited before via #prose4T. A much better way to say 'I love you' than cards and flowers I think. I'm so not into valentines day that i hadn't actually twigged it was this friday! #magicmoments

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    1. Thank you so much, I have to say the hubby worked really hard this weekend. I wouldn't have thought about it but it's the same day House of Cards is out on Netflix! :)

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  2. The new website looks great! So lovely that he spent so much time on it for you and wanted it to be right for you :) We don't do Valentines day either, it's too gimmicky, and feels a bit forced to me, the surprise gestures and thoughtfulness are much better for a happy relationship :) xx

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    1. Thanks. I love the little surprises but sometimes it's the little things that make me smile.

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  3. the blog face lift is super honey :-)

    we are exactly the same with valentines day we dont really bother lol xx

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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    1. Thanks hun.

      Funny isn't it how you feel less pressured to buy cards after a few years?

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  4. Loving the new look blog it looks amazing. We are exactly the same with Valentines, we know we love each other and haven't bothered with cards for years.

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    1. Thanks Nikki. Can't believe how hard he's worked, bless him. For me, the cards are just not necessary when you are with each other every day. :)

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  5. We're like this too! We've never celebrated Valentine's Day, but we do try to do little things every day. Love the new look of your blog!

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  6. Your blog looks great!
    We've always had a low key valentines. Usually just a slightly special meal in at home together, but no expensive cards or flowers. Now that my husband lives abroad, we won't even be doing that. I doubt he'll even remember as he's unlikely to get a reminder out there. So I'll be spending the evening in my little boy and maybe treating myself to a bath when he's in bed

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    1. Thanks. Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear you won't get that special meal - maybe you could do one for you and your little boy? Sending the hubby a pic to say hi. Enjoy that bath!

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