Is Valentines Day Celebrated by Everyone?
Written by: Amanda Levison, M.S., LMHC, LPC, CCBT
Some people believe that Valentine’s Day is a religious holiday because it was referred to as Saint Valentine’s Day. Some people think it is only for people with a spouse or people in a serious relationship. Some people (especially those in high school) think your life is over it you do not have anyone to be your "Valentine?"
Any day is a great day to tell someone you love them or you care for them. Everyone loves to hear those special words "I love you." Whether you hear those words from your loved one for the first time or the thousandth time. It doesn't make a difference. Nothing is sweeter then hearing a genuine, "I love you."
Kids make valentines at school for their classmates, and some classes even have parties. Does this mean they are celebrating a saint, or are they finding a wonderful excuse to tell their classmates and teachers, "I love you?" It appears that they are trying to have a fun holiday, show their feelings towards their crushes, and express appreciation towards others.
Many children grow up sending a Valentine's Day card to their grandparents far away. Some people send Valentine's Day cards to their children even when he or she becomes an adult.
Although Valentine's Day is a holiday marked on the calendar, any day is a perfect day to let someone know how much you care about them. It isn't the date on the calendar that matters. It's the thought that counts!