Is Valentine’s Day for You?


“Let all that you do, be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

Mckenzie Ferguson, Staff Writer

February 14th is known as Valentine’s Day, the day where couples come together to celebrate the love and happiness they have with each other. Gifts are given, mostly chocolates, flowers, or jewelry, and people go out to fancy restaurants and eat expensive meals. This day only comes once a year, so people make sure to “eat their heart out.”

Everyone has different opinions about everything. Some people love Valentine’s Day, others hate it. My questions is, do people seem to like Valentine’s Day more when they have someone to spend it with, rather than when they don’t?

I asked five different people, (Scarlett Castillo, Abby Dawson, Hannah Steadham, Anna Scherer, and Brianna Galbraith) all whom had a boyfriend, whether or not they liked Valentine’s Day, and four of them replied with, “No, I do not.” They each had different reasoning; Abby Dawson said, “everything was so expensive” Scarlett Castillo said, “old memories could be triggered” and Hannah Steadham said, “I just don’t care for the holiday in general”

Shockingly, yet expectedly, there were more who said “no” than “yes.” It is more likely to expect people who don’t have someone to spend this holiday with, to not enjoy it, rather than someone who does. However, one day out of the year doesn’t define the love or happiness people have for one another. People tend to go above and beyond on this day; then the next day, everything goes back to normal and it was like nothing ever happen.

Whoever said, “You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to show someone how much they mean to you” was right.