Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine shmalentine, let's call the whole thing off :)



Seriously! If you read my blog often you'll know that I am a true 'romantic' at heart.. but like Christmas and Mother/Father's Day, Valentine Day has become in the words of someone famous, I just can't remember who :) 'a hideous example of consumerism at it's worst'. It's all in the simple gesture not how much money is spent n'est pas! My sister-in-law gives her husband of many years a Mars Bar for V Day.. because he loves them but normally resists them, now that's cool! I prefer the heart below, only it was the 60/70's I 'hearted' :) However you celebrate.. or not, the day, have a good one. TGIF take care and stay safe.....p.s. the above shot is part of the window display at Tiffany & Co. on King St.




40 comments:

  1. Not a fan of Valentine's Day only because years ago I made the mistake of getting married on that day. That marriage didn't work out and now it's just a bad reminder for me!

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  3. Lois I had a Feb marriage that didn't work out either ! ......also not a fan of this day...mainly because it is a sad day for those that have no one.

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  4. I agree, but I need to think up a holiday to make money with. let's see what do I have lot's of, snow, manure, mud, hmmmm.... probably not one of those things. I know, Houdini, national Houdini day and everyone sends him gifts of money and I am of course the money counter as he doesn't have thumbs.

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  5. Nice hearts and nice photos!
    Happy Valentine's Day, Grace!

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  6. We need to share our heart -- whatever kind -- every day and not just one day a year!! I've gotten to the point that I could do just as well without holidays and the "money oriented" things that seem to go with all of them!! Love, laugh and share -- every day, not just three, four times a year!! Have a wonderful weekend, Grace!!

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  7. I'm with Sylvia on this . . . love, laugh, be kind and share every day.

    You may want to post an upside down heart next year ;-) Enjoy!

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  8. Your photos never disappoint. You have two perfect ones for Valentine's Day. Hope you have a day filled with "non-commercial" love and real affection.

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  9. The window display is stunning! Consumerism is a ten-letter (4 + 4 + 2) word in my book. :))

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  10. That poor little Tiffany heart is really being intimidated. Maybe you can celebrate by playing "Can't buy me love" (oh you don't remember 1964).

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  11. I like the idea of a Mars bar - I'm off to the store right after this, Grace!

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  12. It's rather pretty but then it's Tiffany, but I prefer the second shot. I'll be celebrating V day by going to buy a new shower thingy. Cool eh?

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  13. Love the window display. I exchange cards with my partner. We acknowledge the day but don't get caught up in it.

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  14. No matter how one celebrates it, the important is to find the perfect way to say "I love U" to the beloved one. It may be a flower, a kiss, a Mars bar, or a diamond ! :o)

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  15. Hate it. A forced march. Restaurants are overcrowded, servers overworked and if your alone, it pounds that fact home. Never thought about all those Valentine day marriages that ended in divorce.

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  16. You're o right - it seems that every holiday is centered around commercialism. I would much rather have a handwritten 'love Post-It' than the most expensive card that Hallmark sells. The old saying is true, 'Actions speak louder than words' so show me love, don't try to buy it.

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  17. Here is another who finds Valentine's overdone and overpriced.
    The Tiffany display is nice, though.

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  18. The Mars bar is a wonderful idea! Valentine's Day is, for the most part, a women's day--it's mostly women who get the flowers and candy. I wonder what sorts of things men would like to get on Valentine's Day (besides Mars bars)?

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  19. Not my favorite at all, I must confess. The worst thing is trying to find a decent card. Blah!

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  20. Not my favourite day either, for many reasons. I really do like that top image, though!

    Earlier on I was walking across a bridge back over to Ottawa, looked down, and a guy was in the process of dying a huge red heart into the snow with the name of his girlfriend. I'm still kicking myself for not taking the shot.

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  21. I have never liked the holiday for the same reason! I *love* the Mars Bar idea though, and that gorgeous first photo. I'm getting Mr. L some new notebooks for Vday. I'm quite the romantic:)

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  22. I agree with you completely. Carolyn and I don't do Hallmark Holidays, after the enormous greeting card company based in Kansas City. A little extra affection is quite sufficient.

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  23. Oh, my! There certainly are a lot of anti-Valentine people here. Even tho I agree about the commercialism surrounding many holidays, I am happy as a clam when my family showers me with gifts. Life is so short that Ill take my pleasures wherever I can find them! Happy Valentines Day one and all!!

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  24. I do like the day I just don't go all out. A nice piece of chocolate and I'm a happy camper.

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  25. Whatever's next? Oh, that's right EASTER - shops selling cold crossed buns & melting eggs! In the words of the young - I heart you all.... ;)

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  26. What wonderful memories of passing out Valentines in school and making Valentine cookies at home. Well, I do still make the cookies and have a special card for my sweetie.

    Happy, romantic Valentine's Day to you.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  27. I agree Grace. If you are going to celebrate it best to do so with something unique and personal. Every day should be Valentines day anyway.

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  28. enjoyed your look at Valentine ! Have a happy one yourself too :)

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  29. It is not a Dutch habit, so it doesn't interest me at all, it is all about commercialisme.

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  30. Let's all pay homage to Hallmark today!

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  31. Sometimes, in the face of what all the world is doing and expects, it's good to stand back and ask why. A Mars bar is a fine response to all the nonsense.

    Hope your day is moving along splendidly and that your heart is full of joy!

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  32. As a poet, I have written 'for' and 'against' Valentine's Day but it does serve to remind those who find it difficult to tell someone they love them, to make some effort. Doesn't always have to involve money though. At least you played the game, Gracie and acknowledged the day on here :o))
    francesmacaulayforde.wordpress.com

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  33. I know you love your holidays. This post with your thoughts is perfect for today. Mr LOL and I exchange scratch cards - hopefully we will have a winner but it doesn't matter if we don't. Hope your Valentine's Day is perfect! (Although when I am writing this - it is actually tomorrow where you are :)).

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  34. Nice posting.
    I agree with you..... love should be celebrated in a personal way.

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  35. When we were first married, and after waiting for two hours past our reservation time for a Valentine's dinner out, we decided it wasn't worth the aggravation!!! Instead, we go out to dinner the day before or after, or somewhere special on the weekend closest, usually we get cards...this year we never even read the cards!!! Actually...TheChief did something unusual this year...he was thinking we'd be in the middle of a snowy winter and booked a weekend in Death Valley at their really nice Inn...and invited friends to join us!!! Our friends ended up bailing at the last minute, and there's hardly any snow on the ground to get away from, but we had a great time!!!

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