SingleTease would like to wish everyone of you a Happy Valentines Day! Even though history dictates that this special holiday is just for lovers, why can’t it be something more. I think our society needs this day to be a day about love in general. Whether its for a parent, a friend or coworker, we should use this day as a day of appreciation for the wonderful people we each have in our lives.
I did a little research on "What does Valentines day mean and where does it come from?":
Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. In the Americas and Europe, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines." Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards. The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th-century America was a harbinger of the future commercialization of holidays in the United States.
Remember when we were little, and we gave out valentines cards to all of our classmates? It wasn’t just the boys we were interested in, we also gave cards to our friends and to our teacher. So why does it have to change when we get older? Some get it, like my wonderful sister and my stepdad sent me cards for Valentines Day. Just because I am not currently in a relationship, doesn’t mean I am not loved. One year, instead of sending out christmas cards I decided to send out valentines day cards to all my loved ones. It felt great because it was not the norm, and I know it was more appreciated than being apart of the stack of holiday cards they received.
So, if we decide to make this holiday about love, and if you’re single, that means do something this evening! Don’t sit at home sad that you don’t have a 4 course meal to attend with that handsome guy. Instead, go out with your girlfriends, and have fun with the special people in your life. Tonight, I am going out with 7 single girls, and of course we will all be wearing our SingleTees!
I think the following video gets to the meaning of what I want Valentine’s Day to be about! A very popular video with over 38,694,665 views, I would be surprised if you haven’t seen it. Enjoy!
(doesn’t it just make you feel all warm and mushy inside?!!)