Who needs Valentine’s Day (Female)

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Alana Garrett, Reporter

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Valentine’s Day is about more than just overpriced bears, candy, balloons,

Chocolates, flowers and heart-shaped cards that say “be mine.”

Although most people love Valentine’s Day, I don’t. When I think of this day, I think bah, humbug. I’m the scrooge of Valentine’s Day because the holiday isn’t about love. Yes, Valentine’s Day is marketed to be about love or falling in love, but what it’s really about is the money.

People go out and spend millions of dollars on flowers, candy, cards and jewelry.

You pay for some overpriced teddy bear that would normally cost you five bucks any other time of year, but you go to Wal-Mart and spend fifty on it just because its Valentine’s Day.

Not to mention there is this huge pressure to buy gifts or do something for your significant other because it’s Valentine’s Day.

And what about the couples that get into fights over Valentine’s Day, or the people that get into fights because their significant other didn’t get the right reservations or right gift?

There are people who even get into fights on Valentine’s Day because they’re making a big deal out of Valentine’s Day.

People end up getting married or committed on Valentine’s Day because it’s supposedly the most romantic day of the year and then get divorced a month later.

Valentine’s Day just isn’t Valentine’s Day anymore. I’m not saying that people should not give each other gifts or show people you care about them, but why just buy your significant jewelry, candy, flowers or bears only on Valentine’s Day?

Why can’t you do that on any day of the year?

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