Valentine’s Day is an interesting holiday. While its roots are Christian, even most Christians don’t celebrate it as a religious holiday anymore. Over the centuries it has morphed into a day celebrating love rather than St. Valentine and his ministry to persecuted Christians. There is not much known about him, but archaeological finds support the fact that he did, indeed, exist. It also is generally agreed upon that he was martyred. It seems to be a holiday that some people love, some people hate, and some people have no feelings for one way or the other.
It is celebrated in various countries with all or most linking it to love and romance in some way. In the United States, it is definitely a lucrative holiday for the business world. It was reported by Laura Rahill of the Times Leger that 73 percent of American men buy flowers on Valentine’s Day! The average number of wedding proposals on this day is 220,000! That is an astounding number. When you think about 220,000 engagement rings being bought, you can see how this day affects the economy.
In the United States, it seems that the moment Christmas decorations are removed from the stores, Valentine’s Day takes over with pink and red everywhere you look. Hearts and little cupids hang from store ceilings, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are on store shelves in abundance.
Regardless of how you feel about Valentine’s Day, it can be a fun day if approached with a positive attitude. If you have always loved it, then this should be easy for you. It isn’t necessary to associate the day with romantic love only. If we all approached it as a day of showing love, in general, think of what a nice day it would be for everyone!
Children exchange Valentine cards in their classrooms. There is no romantic love attached to these exchanges. It is simply a time of fun for the children. Often their classes have parties with Valentine-themed coloring pages, pink frosted cupcakes, and the card exchange. It’s simple and sweet, just as it should be. Maybe that is how we, as adults, should approach it too. Say something nice to someone, offer them a piece of chocolate, and the world would be a happier place!
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