Valentine’s Day: What does it mean to you?

Olivia Mason , Writer

Hearts? Chocolates? Cupid? However you celebrate Valentine’s Day it sure is special!  St. Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship, and admiration. Every year on Feb. 14 people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family, and friends. In school, kids give treat bags and goodies to friends. People give chocolates to the ones they love. When you think of Valentine’s Day, you probably think of love and candy. When I think about Valentine’s Day I think of love and affection. 

“What I like about Valentine’s Day is I get to hang out with my family and I get to see my step-sister. Every year my parents exchange cards with me and my sister. I think Valentine’s Day means spending time with the people I love and having that communication,” Tori Loschinskey, fifth grader, said.

People celebrate Valentine’s Day all over the world! Did you know that 36 million boxes of chocolate are sold on Valentine’s Day? It’s true!  Also, studies say that teachers are the ones who get the most valentines of all! Students are so kind!

“What I like about Valentine’s Day is I get to spend time with people that I do not get to see most of the time. On Valentine’s Day, my family likes to exchange gifts. I think that Valentine’s day is to spend time with the people you love,” Charlie Rywolt, fifth grader, said.

Did you know that on Valentine’s Day, when guys send girls cards they usually put the name Juliet as in Romeo and Juliet? Also, 145 million cards are swapped every Valentine’s day!! Wow that is a lot of cards!! According to the Greeting Card Association and Hallmark, roughly 145 million Valentine’s day cards are exchanged each year. This makes Valentine’s day the year’s second-largest card-sending holiday, right behind Christmas

“ On Valentine’s day, I like hanging out with my family and the people that I love. A tradition we like to do is hand out candy to everyone. I think that Valentine’s Day is for spending time with the people you love,” Easton Ward, fifth grader, said.  So, when you celebrate Valentine’s Day, make sure you get someone a special gift!