All over the country men and women exchange gifts and cards supposedly to show their love. In all of our 45 years of marriage I never expected a gift from my husband on Valentine's Day. He always took time to find me the perfect card, and I was happy he even remembered. When we first married he sometimes gave me candy in a heart shaped box and we picked through the cheap chocolates to find the ones with nuts.
One day in the year should not be used to measure the love between two people. I am amazed when I hear of all the angst this day causes, especially for men.
It seems men feel they can't win on Valentine's Day. Flowers and candy are no longer enough. Women expect fancy gifts, diamonds, and such. But having to give some expensive present to show love is sad to me.