Why Valentine's Day Should Be About More Than Celebrating Romantic Love

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Nonetheless, 97% of transactions around Valentine's Day are still made in person with only 3% of gifts purchased online. In spite of the fact that I know the situation is extremely complex, I can't understand why we, as fellow earthlings, with our differences, can't all love, or at least respect, each other enough to be tolerant and break bread, in peace, around a global table, instead of trying to destroy or kill each other. Like when we don't have it in our lives, and the whole world feels intent on showing us how much other people do, and how great it and sexy and full of heart-shaped chocolate it is.

It is believed by some that in 496 AD Pope Gelasius combined the end of the fertility festival with the death of St. Valentine, officially declaring the 14th of February as Valentine's Day.

Its Valentines Day tomorrow and we know some romantic people have already started wrapping that special gift for their special one. Friends will also take the pressure of feeling the need to look super good; your friends don't care what you look like, just that you're there. But it's a nice day for people who are in a relationship to remind themselves that they have somebody who is really important and also it's a nice day for singles to remind themselves that one day in the future they're going to be falling in love.

Whether you have a Valentine, or you do not have one; you surely can have loads of fun and laughter this Valentine's Day.

If you don't have plans on Valentine's Day, or want to do something different with your partner, or your pals, consider volunteering for a local charity or cause.

I'll remember the woman who taught me the true meaning of Valentine's Day, and the man who lived that lesson until his very last breath. Valentine Day is a day where lovers propose each other.

Yet, we still celebrated the holiday, arguably, with more fervor than I celebrate it now. In Brazil, we have a different holiday for couples to celebrate, and since moving to the USA, I had never been in a relationship during the month of February.

"I want to be one of those old couples you see still holding hands and laughing after fifty years of marriage". This Valentine's Day you can surprise your date and bring them here.

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Various programmes by many organisations all over the country have been chalked out to celebrate the day through sharing love to others- such as sharing love with street children, concerts, fairs and so on. The day is just a time to get free and collect some good memories with your special one.

Thank you for letting me love you and for loving me in return. You can send these Valentine's Day messages and greetings to your loved ones and friends and ensure that they have a healthy laugh.

I fell in love with you on the day that I first saw you.

Every time I see you smile, all of life's troubles go away.

Seek to be the best you for you. I love you with every ounce of my being.

An easy way to make the distinction between romantic holiday and casual hangout is to avoid the idea of gift-giving altogether.

The key is to not only give love, but to accept what is given to you.

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