So it’s February 8th, which to me means that it’s 11 days after my birthday, 33 days until St. Patrick’s Day, and the middle of NCAA basketball season. To the world around me, though, it means that it’s 6 days until Valentine’s Day.
With Valentine's Day looming on the horizon, I know we're all trying to find that perfect someone; someone who is smart, charming, and humble. Finding someone like that seems like a dream, but I've found just the one. And actually, it's his birthday this weekend as well.
Chances are, you are either sighing or groaning at the thought of Valentine's Day. What to do or not to do. What to get or not get. Where to go or how to avoid going out.
Whatever your feelings about Valentine's Day, chances are that at one point in your life, you were smitten. If not in a relationship, you probably at least had a special movie or song that spoke to you.
Valentine’s Day brings back fond memories of my grade school years. Mom would buy each of us a packet of Valentine cards. I would sit and look at every card in my packet, then I would carefully choose a card for each of my classmates. The best card in the pack would always go to my best friend, Phillis. We always had to make and decorate our Valentine’s box. My classmates and I would labor over how to make our box the prettiest or the most unique. Prizes were given for each category. We would each get up and put a card in everyone’s Valentine box.
The History of Valentine's Day and MCPL Online Resources
In this day and age when many holidays have become so secular and over-commercialized, it is easy to lose the true meaning of the holiday or not even be aware of its origin in the first place. We all know that Valentine’s Day is celebrated by giving flowers, candy, chocolates, and cards, and by showing others that we love them. But how many of us truly know the history behind Valentine’s Day and St. Valentine? Probably not that many.