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The Voice of the Wildkats

Valentine’s gifts more than diamonds, dinners

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WHATS LOVE WORTH? Scale holding a gift and a handwritten letter, shows the value of dedication. Photo or infographic by Stone Chapman.

Hallmark cards depicting kittens with heart eyes, designer bags and chocolate in the shape of a rose tend to have an uptick in sales during everyone’s most hated or admired holiday. Valentine’s Day started on a basis of love and devotion but has devolved into gifts with no meaning. A day meant to honor one’s partner is often spent losing money on thoughtless endeavors rather than proving admiration.

Valentine’s gifts can be intricate and meaningful with little to no money spent. The true way to show love is extreme dedication, and nothing highlights that more than handmade gifts or planned-out expeditions.

When someone is reminded of Valentine’s Day, they stitch together some sort of plan for their significant other that usually involves an expensive dinner, a fancy gift and a walk in the park. These traditions always “work” but they hardly remind the partner of their true importance to their lover. Something handmade like a scavenger hunt with little love letters as clues or a puzzle that looks like a picture of something they hold dear can save money and is definitely more meaningful.

The love of another should be obvious in everyday acts of affection, but Valentine’s Day showcases that love at a higher level. Trinkets and dates should be in circulation throughout the year, so Valentine’s Day should be used to step out of the box and do something big that matters. Sure, purchasing a bouquet of flowers is nice, but going to a field and picking them with a partner is much more romantic.

Some love birds are okay with simple ideas, maybe they like diamonds and dinners, but those are still on the table. The scavenger hunt with love letters could conclude with a tennis bracelet next to a meal voucher if that makes everyone happy. Valentine’s Day celebrates the deep romantic connection someone has with their lover, and anyone in that relationship should want to honor that with something that represents how they feel about it.

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Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer
Stone Chapman has been on yearbook and newspaper staff for one year. After ending the 2021-2022 school year with a best of SNO award and story with 47,000 views, he looks forward to entertaining and informing the students at Willis High School again.
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