Valentine’s Day is an over-exaggerated and highly cliché day for people who are believed to be in love to spend unnecessarily high amounts of money on useless everyday things. This Hallmark tradition of buying gifts of flowers – typically red roses, chocolates, heart shaped balloon, cute texts and a girl's favorite: jewelry, especially diamonds, gold or silver. Now, being a girl, to me this day is overly dramatized and rather annoying. Kasey Porsch, a junior, agrees and said, “I don’t really see the point of it”.
Some people on the other hand just go mad crazy over it. Sarah Mosinski said jokingly, “Valentine’s Day is only fun if you have a ‘lova’, and I got a ‘lova’.” When asked if she’s planning on getting anything for Valentine’s Day she stated, “he better be getting something good, hopefully a prom dress!” Now, as for me, “Valentine’s Day” the movie is a little more “real life." With break-ups on Valentine’s Day, and proposals’ and other stuff that could be done on a common day, but more exaggerated. Valentine’s is Hallmark's “money day” and economy booster. The average person will spend at least $130.97 just on this “holiday”. At least $7 billion will be spent on candies, flowers, chocolates and diamonds. Nice? Yes, but a little too predictable. I personally prefer the "Spongebob" Valentine’s Day episode where he gives Patrick a chocolate balloon because they’re friends. Sharing is care, but only if you truly care.