Today, thanks to the fifth century, loved ones are exchanging cards, candy, and other gifts. According to an article entitled “Valentine’s Day,” “Approximately 150 million cards are exchanged, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. As a tradition at elementary schools the children are suppose to give one another little cards. ” Mr. Hoener, the principal at New Haven High, said, “I like watching young children get excited about trading Valentine's cards at school.”
So what is Valentine’s really about? Mrs. Hoener said, “I think it's a holiday invented by a florist.” However, others say it is about love and being in the presence of that special somebody. Hannah Pruessner, a senior, stated, “I plan on spending time with my boyfriend.”
When it comes to that special someone, some people feel they have to make it all just right. Mr. Hagedorn, a science teacher at New Haven High, said, “I am bringing my wife out to eat, then a movie.” From spending time with that special one to hanging out with friends, Valentine’s Day covers it all.
However, not everybody in the world has somebody that they can be romantic with and exchange gifts with. “I plan to eat pizza and watch Netflix with my Spiderman pillow,” Paige Adams, a sophomore at New Haven High, stated. Risa Allen, a junior, said she would be “Hanging out with friends and watching chick flicks.” From spending it alone to spending it to friends, many people have special plans for the night of love.
Not all plans are romantic when it comes to spending it with that special someone. Mr. Hoener said, “We will spend time together as a family at a basketball tournament. Not very romantic, but it will be a fun day spent together.”
Valentine’s Day is not just about love and romance; it can also be about quality time alone or with friends and family. Whatever your plans may be, make them something that you will enjoy doing. Happy Valentine’s Day!
-by Zoie Mathis