What’s So Special About Valentine's Day?
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What’s So Special About Valentine's Day?

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What’s So Special About Valentine's Day?

February 10, 2021

Valentine’s Day is one holiday that’s come under plenty of scrutiny. That’s mainly because of the materialism that surrounds it. Afterall, what are the first things that come to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day?

You probably picture a bouquet of roses, a box of chocolates, and a teddy bear holding a big red heart that says “Will you be my valentine?”

It’s true that Valentine’s Day has become a celebration of commerce, yet February 14th remains one of the most looked-forward-to days of the year. Why is that?

Everyone thinks of Valentine’s Day differently depending on if they’re rich, poor, married, dating, or single. If you find yourself feeling cynical about the holiday of love, take another look at what really makes Valentine’s Day so special.

Bonding With Your Partner

The best thing about Valentine’s Day is getting to bond with your partner. Whether you choose to bond over a fancy, 5-star dinner or a simple movie night, any time you get to devote to your relationship is meaningful.

This is especially true when you’ve been in your relationship for a long time. Valentine’s Day gives you time to set aside to focus on each other in a way you might not be able to for the rest of the year.

And, as Valentine’s Day is positioned smack dab in the middle of winter, think of it as a warm, love-filled respite from the cold season.

Creating Your Own Traditions

There’s something pretty drastic that differentiates Valentine’s Day from most other holidays. With Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Easter...the list goes on...the holiday celebrations usually involve religious traditions and extended family. 

Valentine’s Day is completely different because you’re only celebrating it with one other person!

So talk to your partner and figure out what would make Valentine’s Day special for the both of you. If the two of you decide that having a steak dinner in a hot air balloon would make you guys happy, then go for it.

If staying in and watching TV sounds fun to you, then do that! The choice is yours.

Sure there are generic Valentine’s Day traditions like going out to a fancy dinner and getting your partner a box of chocolates, but there’s no rules that say you have to do any of that.

Take the opportunity to make your own Valentine’s Day traditions and make it a stand-out day among the other 364 in the year.

Expressing Your Love

Love is one of the most important things in our lives, and not just romantic love. Love for your family and friends is just as important. It’s indispensable to feel that love, and the only way to spread love is to express that love and make it known.

Yes, we should be expressing our feelings for our loved ones daily, but Valentine’s Day creates an extra special opportunity to express that love in an even bigger, more exciting way.

Love letters, phone calls, sweet emails and texts, and surprise chocolates and flowers are all wonderful ways you can express your love on Valentine’s Day. The gestures may be small, but they’ll brighten the day of whoever receives them. 

Another opportunity that arises on Valentine’s Day is finally confessing to that special someone you have a crush on them. Revealing your love for someone can be extremely nerve-wracking, but Valentine’s Day makes it so that your confession isn’t coming out of the blue.

Leave them a note with a chocolate attached to it and see what happens. Remember, you miss 100% of the chances you don’t take!

Galentine’s and Guyentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to couples — single people can celebrate Love Day too.

If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, but don’t want to sit at home alone, get together with your other single friends and do something fun. A girl’s or guy’s night out is always a good time, and is a great way to create lasting memories with close friends.

No matter what your relationship status is on Valentine’s Day, there are countless ways you can make the day special. 

So what are the things that make you draw a heart around February 14th in your calendar?

There are so many great reasons to fall in love with Valentine’s Day, but it’s easy to get caught up in cynicism. Afterall, Valentine’s Day is quite the Hallmark holiday, and celebrating love is something that should be done year-round.

But in the midst of hectic lives and busy schedules, can a single day completely devoted to expressing your love to others really be so bad?

This Valentine’s Day, think about the people in your life that make life worth living and let them know how you feel.

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