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A history behind the holiday of love and chocolate

By Savannah Carter
Staff Writer
The time to claim your sweetie pie is here again. Valentine’s Day is a day that we float on the cupid cloud in hope to give that secret admirer of ours a special gift. It’s a day that we show the ones that mean a lot to us just how much we love them and appreciate them.
When many think of Valentine’s Day, they think it’s just a sappy love day filled with candy, chocolates, mushy love cards, and flowers, but some on the other hand actually claim V-day to be their favorite time of the year. Did you know that more than 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged making it the second most popular greeting card-giving occasion?
V-day is not just about showing your sweetheart how much you love them, but it’s also about celebrating love, romance, and the story of St. Valentine. Legend has it that St. Valentine was an incredible priest who went against the emperor’s will and performed secret marriages of young lovers.
February 14 is the day that St. Valentine was laid to rest after he was sentenced to death for encouraging the bonds of love. Valentine’s Day is a special day indeed, but it’s a day that lies in question. Why does a person seem to only appreciate their sweetie pie on V-day or special occasions?
Why don’t you show that special someone every day or all the time how much they mean to you instead of on certain holidays? Valentine’s Day is definitely a day worth making the best of whether you have a valentine or not.
It’s a day that you put others first and encourage a smile out of everyone you encounter. V-day isn’t just about showing your love for him or her; it’s also about appreciating the ones you love, all of them.
This V-day go out, buy cards for those people, give that pretty girl a rose, or just spread the love. So, be mine?