Valentine’s Day: A Holiday of Love or Money?

Nora T.

February 14th.  Valentine’s Day.  When you hear the name, you probably think of flying babies holding bow and arrows with hearts on them or heart-shaped boxes of chocolates with a heartfelt card on the inside.  You make think of fancy dinner reservations, giant teddy bears with pink ribbons, extravagant flower arrangements, or roses covering every square inch of your kitchen. What do these things have in common?  Money. Valentine’s Day is a complete waste of time and money. Red and pink colored gifts don’t really show someone you love them. In my opinion, Valentine’s Day is nothing but a way for candy and stuffed animal companies to make extra money in February.  Valentine’s Day dinner reservations are super overpriced, as are roses and chocolate. The holiday does nothing to benefit the people celebrating it. In addition, you have to worry about out-gifting other people. Also, the holiday is basically saying that you shouldn’t care for people other days of the year which is insane.  All in all, Valentine’s Day is completely unnecessary.