Love exhibition


Adelaida Villegas

Valentines day is the most romantic day of the whole year. Guys and girls exchange gifts they bought for their loved ones or just friends to express their feelings for them.
Strangely, the origins of Valentines Day are rooted in death or more specifically, love over coming death.
Celebrating Valentines Day became popular three hundred years after Jesus died. On February 14th Valentine was beheaded because he continued to perform marriages for secret young lovers.
Before St Valentine was ordered to be beheaded by Roman Emperor Claudius, he sent a card to the one he was in love with, the jailer’s daughter, signing it “your valentine”.
Ever since then sending cards became a tradition for some people. Estimated 1 billion Valentines cards are sold each year.
Valentines day isn’t only about love; it can be about kindness and being thankful for someone in your life like a family member or a really good friend.
People misinterpret it for the wrong reasons. They think that it’s all about the couples but it can really be for anyone who enjoys it.
It brings joy and happiness to me, not just because of all the gifts, but because everyone around is always pumped and excited.
The tradition typically features is roses, chocolate and bears but I think when people get creative and do their own thing its even more special and romantic to their partner.
Speaking from experience I’m in a relationship and to me I wouldn’t care if I didn’t get anything. It’s the thought that counts.
I think that’s one thing that people tend to forget. They assume that they have to spend a bunch of money so they are repelled by the materialism.





Amanda Livingston
February 14th: the day when couples show their love for one another by buying each other candy, teddy bears, flowers, and other cheesy sweet things.
Many people treat it as a day strictly for couples. As if you need to be in a relationship with someone to be happy and celebrate.
I don’t mean to sound like the Grinch of Valentines Day, but after a while it gets a bit old.
It’s great when you have someone in your life to feel special. I’ve been there. However having had only one before, I’ve also become independent and content with not having a Valentine.
You should love yourself and be able to feel wonderful on your own.
Saying someone is “your other half” is sweet and all, but what are you going to do when you’re waiting for that other half to show up? You can’t just spend every Valentines Day being upset that you’re single.
There’s no promise that you’ll marry who ever you are romantically involved with on this Valentines Day. Only about 20-33 percent of people marry their high school sweet heart.
That being said, it’s not bad to enjoy Valentines Day with the one you’re dating, or involved with. I just think that it shouldn’t be made into such a big deal, as people make it out to be.
You’re the only person who will always be there with you every step of the way. So be happy with who you are and be happy being independent.
I agree with Mandy Hale when in her book The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass, when she writes, “Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love… but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.”
Embrace your single status, and love yourself for everything you are.