I would say that we "observe" the day rather that "celebrate" it. The day is a card-giving day, but after 48 years of wedded bliss there's not much we can give to each other that has not been given before. Also as retired folks, we have to watch the purse strings. A month before Valentine's Day is our anniversary, and Christmas is a couple of weeks before that.
The love we share is much more valuable than any material gifts.
Besides, for gifting this year we have had to make some major purchases that - financially - will be remembered as gift stand-ins for the rest of the year.
A new vehicle to replace a 15-year-old one that got totaled
A couple of new large appliances
A replacement for our old bed
And on the low end of the budget, she got me a midi lathe for Christmas.
Our biggest concern for Valentine's is finding a birthday card for a friend who was born on that day.
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Graeme C. Payne
Middletown, Maryland, USA
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