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Why Valentine's Day Isn't Just for Couples

Updated on February 9, 2016

Many people look at Valentine’s Day a holiday when it’s time to go someplace with their sweethearts. Valentine’s Day can be about love, but it doesn’t always mean going to a restaurant or buying a box of chocolates. If you’re a person who’s single and not dating, that’s no problem.

Valentine's Day activities galore for everyone, and not just for couples.
Valentine's Day activities galore for everyone, and not just for couples.

People can look at Valentine’s Day a time when they can express admiration to whomever they look up to. It can be their parents, teachers, or even bosses. And Valentine’s Day does mean crafts. Children like Valentine’s Day because they are able to make colorful hearts make out of construction paper; you can do that, too. So you can see this February holiday is enjoyable by many people, even if they’re not married or dating.

Making paper crafts is fun and exciting for children for Valentine's Day.
Making paper crafts is fun and exciting for children for Valentine's Day.

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Valentine's Day is celebrated by children

Children celebrating Valentine’s Day at school prove that the holiday is really for anyone. They celebrate by making crafts in their classroom. There will likely be lots of pink, red and white construction paper used to make beautiful, frilly cards for people they admire, such as their parents or teachers. The students will have fun making paper hearts to hang on windows, so visitors will admire how hard-working the youngsters are.

So what do the children look forward to the most on Valentine’s Day? They look forward to a classroom party filled with pink and red decorations, candy hearts, cookies and punch. And they’re celebrating it as a class, not as a couple in love.

Candy hearts are very popular treats at many Valentine's Day parties.
Candy hearts are very popular treats at many Valentine's Day parties.

Valentine's Day dinners can be made for parents

Making meals for parents is something anyone can do on Valentine’s Day. It can be done right at home, and candles may be used to add a cozy glow at the dinner table. Taking your parents out to eat is also fine; you’ll be able to show how much you love them. Of course, you do have to pay the bill.

Share a spectacular dinner with your parents if you desire.
Share a spectacular dinner with your parents if you desire.

Singles observe Valentine's Day, too

Singles can still celebrate Valentine’s Day at their leisure time, like shopping for special deals. Many stores have sales on Valentine’s Day, and they don’t always mean jewelry or an expensive fragrance. Clothes are often on sale, making Valentine’s Day a good opportunity to catch up on bargains. Another option for singles is treating themselves desserts commonly eaten at Valentine’s Day. Chocolates, yes, but there are more than just chocolate candies to choose from: Lava cakes, crème brûlée, ice-cream cupcakes to name a few. Finally, there’s nothing like a nice warm bubble bath to end the day, with soft music playing in the background.

Valentine’s Day can be celebrated by anyone who enjoys making things, cooking, shopping, or has a sweet tooth. It’s a fun holiday to celebrate. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “romantic” person, at least you can do is say “I love you” to your own parents.

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      Tamme 2 years ago from Bruceton Tennessee

      There has been a soap opera twist, he finally showed his true colors to her. Now she's 3 states away and he's alone. Leaves me periodic messages of how we should start anew and cannot understand why I haven't gotten over all that's happened. Karma :)

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      Samuel Smart 2 years ago from United States

      It's heartbreaking that your deadbeat husband left to offer his ex a second chance. It's probably best to just forget them and focus on what life has to offer you and your family.

      Thank you for reading!

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      Tamme 2 years ago from Bruceton Tennessee

      This was a nice read. My husband left me for his ex wife, the day after Christmas 2014. I now live with my Mom, my daughter and her family. I would rather stick my wet finger in a live electric socket than date, etc. I'll be spending my Valentine's Day with family.

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