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How do you all feel about "card" holidays? By card holidays, I mean ones that are marketed by greeting card companies. Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. 

My brother and I got into a bit of an argument that has not ended well. I haven't did anything on those days for years and since I moved back home (I was out of state), he asked me what I was getting our mother. I brushed it off twice then finally told him "nothing". She doesn't expect it from me, she knows my views on these kinds of holidays but now he is starting a ton of crap over it.

I want to see what you all think about these kinds of holidays. I am nearing 30 and I feel like I am being treated like a child over it.

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I feel a lot of them are obviously geared towards generating cash more than being about the actual event you're celebrating.

My Mom has always been a fan of sending cards to everyone for Christmas and Birthdays but to be honest I care little about spending that cash on a card (unless it does something special like play a cool tune or pop out a 3d nude stripper - Hallmark you OWE ME for this one!) and worst of all is the card inevitably lands up in a cupboard somewhere never to be seen again for years.

I'd honestly rather spoil that person whenever I can (why wait for Valentines day?) instead of only when the dotted in dates come along but I do know that the ladies appreciate a bunch of flowers or a special treat when these days do come along.

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I feel the same way. Why should I show I care one day a year for a person when I should be doing that daily. My ex got me in the habit of "just because" flowers and small gifts so I started doing it with my mom, my grandma, and my sisters. If I see something cheap (less than $20) they may like and I have the cash, I just get it and give it to them. Women love that crap. I am fine with being surprised with good food. I'm simple. 

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I'm in the habit of it. I usually just get whoever a card with something small as a gift. I don't make a fuss over it. I don't mind spending the money when I have it. Sometimes it sucks though when I have to dip into savings but like I said, I get small gifts ($20 or less) so it isn't a big deal.

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On 4/25/2018 at 6:26 AM, Jamesie said:

I'd honestly rather spoil that person whenever I can (why wait for Valentines day?) instead of only when the dotted in dates come along but I do know that the ladies appreciate a bunch of flowers or a special treat when these days do come along.

This is exactly how I feel but my family and friends all pressure me into these holidays. Like I feel like it is an obligation. There is hardly any meaning behind it anymore because it is expected. Gifts should be given from the heart man!

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I am not a "forced celebrater". Some holidays like the 4th of July I do enjoy because there is meaning behind it in history. Thanksgiving is another one. Holidays that always pissed me off involved being forced to by someone a gift or being made to look like an awful person. 

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