Yes, I know. January came and went. We were off from December 21st to January 6th, and we’ve had our spontaneous winter break. All in all, it was a very grueling month, but we have moved onto February and what it is most known for: Valentine’s Day.
It is the one day out of 365 is dedicated to showing others that you care about them. You can show someone you love them any day out of the year, but Valentine’s Day is special because it almost infects people with the want to be as cheesy, silly, and cliche as they can. The heart-shaped candy boxes, stuffed animals, flowers, and cards that make you want to throw up from mushiness when you read them are all part of the holiday.
As you grow older, you are no longer required to bring cards and candy to hand out to the entire grade. It becomes more personalized and affectionate, but along with your age, the standards for gifts grow, too.
According to WEAU.com, each year 50 million roses are given on Valentines Day; eight billion heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold; and “in order of popularity, Valentine’s Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets”.
The great thing about going to such a small school is that Valentine’s Day gifts are provided for you for the low price of $2.00. Every year, candy grams are sold with the options of getting flowers, candy, or a balloon for $2 each; or purchasing all three for $5.00.
You can give them to your best friend, your boyfriend/girlfriend, a teacher, and even the person you have been secretly admiring from afar. Write them a sincere message, a cheesy pickup-line, or just a “Happy Valentine’s Day”. Do whatever you want to express your appreciation towards whoever you want.
And if you really want to show some love on Valentine’s Day, sign up for the blood drive and save a life.