Valentine’s Day Is Not Overrated


Alexis Davis, Copy Editor

It’s that time of year again, everyone is searching for a date, making dinner reservations and scrambling to get the best and biggest gift to express their feelings to the one they love.

The main people who think Valentine’s Day is overrated are the single people, and this is because they feel they have no one to celebrate it with and that is not the case. Valentine’s Day is a day of romance and to show your love for one another, this can be celebrated between couples, friends or family. You don’t necessarily have to be in a romantic relationship with someone to be able to celebrate and enjoy Valentine’s Day. 

Flowers, chocolate, cards and stuffed animals do indeed rise in price nearing Valentine’s Day. One of the biggest complaints is that Valentine’s Day is just a corporate holiday, like somehow Valentines Day was a direct result of “Let’s see how much money we can take from these people celebrating the love they have for one another.” Hallmark makes around 1,400 different varieties of Valentines Day cards alone but this shouldn’t be an issue. According to Alana Massey from, Hallmark is a family owned company who also owns Crayola. So how could Hallmark, the company who also owns Crayola who brings children joy in everyday life, really be scamming people just to take their money. The fact that people are spending money on Valentine’s Day cards shouldn’t be an issue, it is really just being taken out of proportion. No one said Valentine’s Day must be celebrated with cards, giant teddy bears or loads of candy. Valentine’s Day can be celebrated in any type of way one wishes. 

Another reason Valentine’s Day is said to be an overrated holiday is because many feel that you shouldn’t show the person you love that you love them on one specific day, love should be shown and celebrated everyday. This is true, love shouldn’t be celebrated just one day a year. But the same thing could be said for all holidays such as Thanksgiving. Not nearly as many people complain about Thanksgiving being overrated saying things such as “why can’t we just be thankful everyday and feast everyday instead of just this one special day a year.” Now just because we make a big deal about loving one another on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t love a person everyday. Besides, it’s not like celebrating Valentine’s Day and doing these great romantic gestures is against the law to do any other one of the 364 days a year.

Valentine’s Day could be considered overrated, expensive and annoying overall for anyone who doesn’t have someone to celebrate. There are just so many reasons why Valentine’s Day should be celebrated and not considered overrated. The yummy candy, gifts galore and just the massive amount of love in the air should be a time to enjoy. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy candy 75% off the day after Valentine’s Day.