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It’s Valentine’s Day. While tutorials and links abound for creating love themed items, what about those who are against the holiday? It’s a fairly new trend that’s becoming more popular across the country – Anti-Valentines. So how can you ‘celebrate’? You can start by baking cupcakes (non-love themed of course), whip up a themed shirt, stitch up a voodoo doll, and send out a few gifts (or just keep them for yourself). Whether you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day or not is up to you, but no matter which you choose, there’s something crafty you can make to show love….or disdain for the day!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 02.51 AMby momob

    Only you bitter people who have no one to love you could be anti-Valentine’s Day. Why don’t you try to become more loveable instead? There’s nothing wrong with taking time out of busy lives to express our love for someone. Sometimes we are all too busy or occupied to do what we should, and having a day to express our real feelings for someone else is the same thing as celebrating our birthdays or any other holiday. What’s wrong with celebrating our love? I’ve done it with my mate for 45 years, and I wouldn’t change a thing. I also show my love to my grandchildren to teach them that expressions of love are to be encouraged, not discouraged, and Valentine’s Day is a fun way to do that. Just ask any kid – they know.

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      Feb 17, 2011, 05.18 AMby Kelsey Edwards

      i think its wrong for you to say that anyone who doesnt celebrate valentines day is bitter with no one who loves them. i think valentines day is great but some think it is all about commercialism. they have a point, if we love some one enough we show them love everyday, dont just save it for one day of the year. perhaps you could also teach your grand children ‘if you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all’

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    Feb 16, 2011, 12.03 AMby art-owl

    // fab stuff … my other half & I didn’t celebrate Valentines day. On Sunday instead we deliberately did something for each other on the “wrong” day. He cooked and I stitched a little felt monster for him. A happy Sunday :-)

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    Feb 15, 2011, 06.50 PMby 45pixie

    I think we should all start celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 15th—-ssssh but don’t tell the card makers or the stores that sell the candy. Wait for the 50% sales and we will still be able to celebrate but on our terms. Just through this technology of facebook, email—the whole world could start a new trend and who would be the wiser. Oh well retired and too much time on my hands—so this is my thought for today.

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    Feb 15, 2011, 07.49 AMby urbandon

    This is great!

    Why do you need corporations telling you when to show love for another person. I tell my partner I love her every day, we buy gifts for each other and go out on romantic dinners each week.

    Valentines Day fills the retail sales gap between Christmas and Easter-it is a money making exercise.

    Well done BurdaStyle for rocking the boat.

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