We (mostly) think of Valentine's Day as a (mostly) made-up holiday here at our house. No fluffy teddy bears or flowers please!!! A card is optional.
And PS - have you noticed how many stupid diamond adverts are on tv? Puh-lease, people can't afford their house payment, let alone the equivalent of a house payment on a Jane Seymour necklace. It just galls me how commercial this holiday is - almost as bad as Halloween. At least Cupid's Neighborhood House Village has not been invented. Yet.
Chocolate is NOT optional though. The caveat is that it need not come on V-Day. In fact, I PREFER it come a couple days later, because by then hopefully it was on sale and I get a bigger box :).
So, in the meantime, I am smelling a wonderful homemade spaghetti and meatballs and will hopefully not be helping much to make it or clean it up. THAT will be the nicest present today!!