Talk to various people about Valentine's Day, and you will get several views about the holiday. Some will say they believe it is a holiday established only to benefit florists, fine chocolate makers, jewelers, and card shops. Undoubtedly, these businesses and more will profit from people who spend money to celebrate Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is marked by the exchange of gifts. Some retail stores that did not make as much profit as they hoped over the previous holidays can make up some of it with Valentine's Day sales. Given the state of our economy, that may be an especially good thing this year.
Besides the obvious boom to businesses, it is a holiday to celebrate love. Many couples become engaged on Valentine’s Day. Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated in several countries all over the world. In most countries, it is also a workday. Because it is a workday, many people receive bouquets of flowers, candies, and various other gifts at work. It is a very impressive gesture for couples in love. It impresses the one they love and often impresses co-workers as well.
For some people, it may be a grim reminder that they do not have a significant other --for whatever reason. It can be a lonely holiday for them. Regardless how you feel about the commercialism of the holiday, you may be able to justify the cost of picking up a card or a little something for someone who is not in a relationship if you make someone smile. Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers and businesses.