The Tartan

Valentine's Day

Posted on: February 14, 2018
Happy Valentine's Day

by Katelyn Powers

According to Dictionary.com, “February 14th, observed in honor of St. Valentine as a day for the exchange of valentines and other tokens of affection.” Everybody has their own formed opinions on Valentine’s Day, some people are excited for it, but others dread it. One very famous opinion is that the day was created by Hallmark to help bring in more profit for their corporation. As people grow up, their perspective on Valentine’s day may become altered or completely change, usually they will start to agree with the whole Hallmark take over. For me, it is still celebrated the same as from when I was a child in the 2nd grade; I have always loved February 14th.  

In elementary school, the annual Valentine’s Day party was always such a big hit. Everyone came into the decorated classroom with big smiles on their faces. Honestly, I think it was because my class peers knew we were going to eat a lot of yummy snacks made by our famous class moms. We would all anxiously sit around the room with our little boxes full of Valentine’s to pass out to each other, of course our friends always got the good ones.

The holiday isn’t much different for me now. Being a senior in high school, I still go out to buy Valentines and candy for my friends and teachers. When I hand them out, it gives me such a rush of excitement. I love to see the look on their faces when they receive it. Most of the time it is an expression of “what are you doing?” But, it always ends with a smile. Although I don’t have anyone to spend the day with, my mom makes me feel special and loved by giving me a card, stuffed animal, and a box of my favorite candy every year.

Valentine’s Day will always be an exciting time for me because I enjoy seeing the happiness from the people that surround me, whether it be in the hallways or at my work. The gifts that are distributed are adorable and the smiles are contagious. It is amazing to see how much the little things can spread so much joy.