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Valentine's Day - Hallmark Holiday or Day to celebrate Love?!
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amoania
Feb 14, 2007
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Hallmark Holiday (and Chocolate Companies)


amoania
Feb 14, 2007
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I really feel that one does not need a specific day to tell someone how much they care... I make an effort to do this on a regular basis for my man.
I buy him suprise gifts, and take him out quite frequently.
SO, for our Heart Day, we are going to make some dinner (like normal), and go see 'Hannibal Rising' at our local theatre.

Happy (anti)-Valentines Day to All!

 
palestine4life
Feb 14, 2007
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Its just another day corporations rob us of billions.

if your a good boyfriend/husband then everydays a day to celebrate your love

 
w8in
Feb 14, 2007
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Hallmark Holiday, definitely.

If I needed to be reminded of showing my love for my spouse by tacky pink-red heart displays in retail stores, it would be really sad.

It's commercialism and has nothing to do with love.

 
nobrainsme
Feb 14, 2007
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Definately overrated day for stupid consumers to get lots of money!
I think if you truly love someone, ude show them any day at anytime...u dont need 1 day in the year to show u truly care about someone.

 
flamerider2500
Feb 14, 2007
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My answer has always been that it is a hallmark holiday. If you truly love someone, you shouldn't have to make a holiday to tell someone how much you love them.

Taken from the HALLMARK WEBSITE directly:

-About 45 percent of Valentine’s Day transactions involve the purchase of at least one card for a romantic love relationship.
-With approximately 188 million cards exchanged industry wide, Valentine’s Day is the second largest holiday for giving greeting cards.
-Hallmark offers more than 2,000 Valentine’s Day greeting cards

With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Valentine’s Day ranks among one of the top priorities to Hallmark. Not many other industries would benefit from the Holiday except for the restaurant industry and chocolate industry.

UNDENIABLY A HALLMARK HOLIDAY!


 
jojobeans
Feb 14, 2007
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Do you people really know love?

Is that the only aspect of love you know of?

Please look inside yourselves!

Theres many aspects of love, the greatest love is being happy within yourself and for me who you pray to!

Yes I want romantic love but that can go anytime! It might not even last!

Its no wonder the divorce courts are so full!

Love is..............

 
beth27
Feb 16, 2007
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Rebuttal to: melchizedek Show

Valentine's Day dates back to ancient Roman times and I know there was no Hallmark back then. Lupercal was the festival of fertility, and it always happened during the middle of February. Then in it resurfaced in mid-eval times and again, I'm sure Hallmark wasn't around during those times. Valentine's Day is only referred to a "Hallmark Holiday" in the United States. Not so shocking, I suppose.

 
makie
Feb 20, 2007
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it's as much a hallmark holiday as christmas is. nothing wrong with that, eh?

 
shoomesh
Feb 21, 2007
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I think the 'official' version of this has catholic roots, accordng to hallmark. And I also believe that Catholocism would not be likely to have a holiday to celebrate what often leads to something they consider to be a sin, ie. extramarital sex. So... bad Hallmark. Bad.

 
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Day to Celebrate Love


nbcrusader
Feb 14, 2007
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For those in relationships, a day to celebrate love, but one that should be no different than the other 364.

For those not in relationships, think of it as a societal mechanism to allow expressions of interest when you otherwise may feel too shy to make such overtures.

 
melchizedek
Feb 14, 2007
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Rebuttal to: amoania Show

I think that Valentine's Day originated as a Hallmark Holliday, but I don't think that negates its value as a day to express love. I don't think that any other day should be all that much different, but a lot of times, other stuff gets in the way. It's good to have a day to focus on your significant other. A day where you can just spend time showing each other how much you care. Even if you know how much you care about each other, it's good to be reminded. A day set aside for just that may not be neccesary but it is helpful.

 
t00lz
Feb 17, 2007
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I think it's great, a day that I can spend a few dollars to buy a "thoughtful" card and "sentamental" gift to give the perception that I'm thinking of the one I love, while earning points on a day marked on almost every calandar! Sure birthdays, anniversaries.... you mark them yourself and those can be forgotten; but V-Day, it's right there usually in bright & bold red on every calendar and storefront if you miss this perfect opportunity to score those brownie points you deserve to spend the night on the couch.

Oh, and for those without someone and blaming the day on hallmark, what about the other card companies trying to get in on the day. could it not be a 'carlton card day'... hmmm.... anyways just use it as an excuse to talk to the one you have your eyes on and then maybe, just maybe they'll remember to write you birthday down.

 


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