With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I guess it’s time to admit, I’m anti-Valentine’s Day. That’s right, we do not celebrate Valentine’s Day in my house, but probably not for any reason you’re thinking of. Very simply put, it’s because my husband’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day.
My husband and I met in college. In the early days of our relationship I believe we tried to celebrate both his birthday and the holiday on the same day. That is until we hit his 21st birthday. You can easily see how that can in no way be combined with a romantic holiday. After the disaster that was both his birthday and Valentine’s Day that year, we stopped celebrating Valentine’s Day and just kept it as his birthday.
Luckily for us, a couple more years went by and we got married. Only a month after Valentine’s Day. Therefore we now shelve any romantic celebrations and only bring them out for our anniversary. It just makes more sense.
Anyone else anti-Valentine’s Day? And if so, why?