It would seem that Valentine's Day is a hot topic in Blogland ... some are all for it and some deadly against .... I say just do it your own way !!
If that is dashing out to the shops for a huge cuddly teddy bear, a dozen red roses and a card in a padded envelope go for it and enjoy the spending, the giving and the receiving of all the above mentioned red goodies. If you like homemade and simple go for that too and if you like to do nothing at all .... that's just fine by me :-)
Us, well we keep it simple, the only commercial spend has been a little card given to each other, the gifts we gave each other were something tasty and something useful. The 'tasty' was a cake made by me yesterday with the heart simply made by making and placing a paper template on the cake before the icing sugar was sprinkled on top.
The 'useful' were my little newly repainted green shelves put up in the spare bedroom, the mirror moved over and a row of hooks for our guests to hang their things up were finally attached to a piece of stained wood and put up ready for use.
We bought these hooks when we stayed for a long weekend in Beaumaris in September 2013 ..... yes I've been waiting a while for them to be put up, but it took Lovely Hubby a while to find the perfect piece of leftover fencing ;-)
But they are up now and I'm very happy with my completed spare room.
And we've both been very happy with a few slices of homemade cake with our cups of coffee over the weekend. Filled with homemade Blackberry jam made in 2010 with blackberries we picked from the hedgerows when we lived at Jointers Farm. I like it when things you eat and things around the house are full of happy memories. Now that's what's made this Valentine's Day special for me.
Hope yours is a good day wherever you are and whatever you are doing.