Valentine’s Day: A time to celebrate love
February 13, 2012 • Devon Perrine, Staff Writer
Filed under Opinion
Valentine’s Day is a day that a lot of couples celebrate together. Not only do you get to spend a special time with your boyfriend or girlfriend, but gifts are also shared between the two. Plus, there are usually big plans to mark the occasion, such as dinner and a romantic movie.
Couples are always at the top of their game on Valentine’s Day. Showing their love for each other like there’s no tomorrow. This holiday of hearts and chocolate offers a great boost to a relationship if the “spark” isn’t there anymore. It’s also a great opportunity to just treat your significant other like a prince or princess for one day.
Gifts are almost a must on Valentine’s Day. Flowers and chocolates are the traditional means to say “I love you.” Everyone may do this, but different flowers and chocolates mean different things. You could give your spouse roses and give your best friend tulips. Or you could get a heart-shaped box of chocolates for your mother, and give your boyfriend or girlfriend a lollipop that has a cute saying written on it. There are tons of different combinations and each one says something a little different. Your creativity shows a lot on Valentine’s Day, so make it count.
Usually on Valentine’s Day couples go on a dinner date, or take a trip to the movies. That’s why Hollywood produces movies, like Valentine’s Day, and this year’s romantic story, The Vow. Most couples want to have a day together and plan something big for the days evening. This is a great way to really surprise them with something they’ve always wanted. Maybe they want to go to a special restaurant, or they want to go back to the place that they first laid eyes on you. Valentine’s Day is an easy way to make sure that you set that day aside to better your loved ones feel loved.
After a day of flowers and chocolates and being with your significant other all day, you really feel accomplished that you spent a day focusing on them. The whole concept of Valentine’s Day is to devote that day to everyone and anyone you love. Doing this every day would be too tiresome, too time consuming, and too costly. That’s why people love this Hallmark holiday: to demonstrate love and care to the ones we love.