Valentine’s Day is the loveliest holiday of all


Brandon Dyer, Sports Editor & Podcast Host

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. It gives me a day where I can be extra romantic for my wife and show her that I listen to her throughout the year by giving her a gift she has been wanting for months.

Growing up, I realized Valentine’s Day was a big deal to your significant other by watching my dad go all out on Valentine’s day for my mom. Every year, he would make sure that he ordered roses for my mom and leave her a box of chocolates before heading out to work.

The biggest reason I love the holiday is that, while almost everyone thinks the holiday is exclusive to people in relationships, literally anybody can celebrate it in any way.

It can serve as a day where you treat yourself to whatever you like. You can call up one of your friends and see if they want to come over, watch a movie and eat some snacks or some of that good holiday chocolate. You can go visit your family members that you haven’t seen since Christmas and make sure they feel loved that day.

It always amazes me how over-the-top people get on Valentine’s Day just to show the people they love how much they love them.

At my high school, balloons, giant stuffed animals, and shopping bags would fill up the lunchroom. There would be nothing but love being spread throughout. It made me happy that everyone else was surprising people with gifts and everyone was being shown that they were loved.

Practically every other day that I get on social media, I am immediately bombarded by a family member’s political post or some sort of bad news from the world. On Valentine’s Day, it is flooded with nothing but positive posts and people talking about how much they love each other.

If you are anything like me, you love getting dressed up. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to put on that tie that has been sitting in your closet, unused for some time and take your significant other somewhere fancy so that they feel loved.

I work at Walmart, so there is a big rush of people that day, but I get humor out of watching the last-second husbands frantically running around trying to find the perfect card and bouquet for their wives. I always make sure to look through all the funny Valentine’s Day, Hallmark cards every year.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to put on that cheesy love song playlist that you’ve spent months making so you can horribly sing one of her favorite love songs and have a good laugh with each other.

Personally, my favorite song to sing horribly for my wife is “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing,” by Aerosmith. I make sure that I include that song on the Valentine’s Day playlist every year.