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2/12/2019

Is Valentine's Day just a cash grab or a worthwhile celebration?

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Cash grab WINNER

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27%
Worthy celebration

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73%
Cash grab

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Marie K. Torres
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Marie K. Torres

I think, unfortunately that most celebration have become a cash grab. This is pushed upon us by putting out items for Valentines at Christmas, Easter at Valentines,etc. It is a shame.

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Miz Val
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Miz Val

Have you seen the supermarkets and card shops and all the advertisements right after Xmas? It is sickening Next up Easter.The candy for that was out the beginning of February

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Jason Bertalotto
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Jason Bertalotto

Too commercialized and I have better use for my money

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Aura Blithe
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Aura Blithe

Because people can do nice things to their sweetheart any day of the year

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Jenn Repp
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Jenn Repp

I've always considered Valentine's Day & Sweetest Day Hallmark holidays. Love & affection don't require a special day to be recognized!

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byzantium butterfly
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byzantium butterfly

Celebrating Valentine's day should be up to each individual. Charging extra for that day is just plain greed & highway robbery.

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Nancy Sam
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Nancy Sam

All you see is merchandise or things to buy, places to go that you have to pay for. Not what love really is and is not.

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Tania Walton
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Tania Walton

It's a made up 'holiday'.

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Cornelia H. Dunnings
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Cornelia H. Dunnings

People should do more loving things for their loved ones ALL year long. Valentines Day is just a CASH GRAB DAY!

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Jenny St George
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Jenny St George

But I still like to get flowers and stuff

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Carole Strunk
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Carole Strunk

It is a lot of pressure, especially on men I think. Some people without sweet hearts are made to feel left out and lonely. In elementary school it can be sad for kids who don't get many Valentines. The idea is sweet but it has some downsides.

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Mrs. Steelman
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Mrs. Steelman

I still like celebrating it though. :)

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Kerry E Thorne
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Kerry E Thorne

Been married 18 years and while its nice to be given a gift it seems Valentines Day has a hitch too it and it should be because you want to give the gift not because its a certain day

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Elizabeth Mariel Torres Soto
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Elizabeth Mariel Torres Soto

So as long as on Valentine's he/she goes all out to take you to dinner and buys you a wonderful gift, does that give him/her the right to mistreat you the rest of the year? Why not go out just because

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Trish Stewart
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Trish Stewart

My husband and I decided that the "holiday" is too commercial. We are going to celebrate a 2nd Thanksgiving each year going forward. Who needs a box of candy of dubious creation date/expiration date.

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Casey Giesing
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Casey Giesing

I don't like the idea of a day being set aside to show respect and appreciation for our relationship. We should have random, surprise days of I was just thinking of you. Write your own card No jewelry

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Worthy celebration

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Courtney Haller
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Courtney Haller

Many people these days are always so busy. It's a day to stop and remember to appreciate your loved one in an extra special way. We don't always put time aside for ourselves, I like there is a holiday just for that. Also we don't spend a bunch of $ on it/each other!

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judith corey
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judith corey

Again, old habits...I celebrate it with EVERYONE at work and home

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Christina Trongone
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Christina Trongone

I love celebrating the love between my husband and me.

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Julie Brantley
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Julie Brantley

We celebrate it by my husband doing the gift-giving and dinner, like it originally was intended. He chose me - still does every day. <3

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Cindy Crisenberry
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Cindy Crisenberry

dinner and movies date and love

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Karen Boudreau
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Karen Boudreau

I am a widow. I'd love to have the occasion to celebrate Valentine's with my last husband. Take every chance you can to celebrate love.

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Thomasina Kincade
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Thomasina Kincade

I use Valentine's day to send cards, candy or whatever loving looking stuff to my friends and family in nursing homes. I also use it as an excuse to reach out to physicallt distant friends and family.

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Maria G Oliver
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Maria G Oliver

I think a lot of us are glad we have a special day set aside to let our beloved know how we feel. Hugs,kisses,a special meal an yes, flowers or candy say it all. Simpler is better!

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

I wanted to years ago but financially and easier just to toss old and buy new

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