Valentines Day Traditions
Valentines Day traditions are all about the best ways that romance has been celebrated on this special lover's day throughout the ages.
The Gift of Romance
Valentine's Day is traditionally a holiday to celebrate the romance in your life with someone that you love. Although showing your love for your partner is a practice that we do every day or at least that we should be doing every day, it is a time when everyone is celebrating it universally.
Valentines day traditions include celebrating the day with flowers and candy giving. There may also be an exchange of well thought out gifts. On Valentine's Day the gentleman may also propose to his lady. This is a very common day for engagements.
Valentine's Day is also, traditionally speaking, a time to give out cards to those that you love. Children will hand them out in school to their classmates. Parents will give their children a Valentine's Day card and children will make them for their parents. They will often make them in school and bring them home. It is not uncommon to give your parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents and even your friend a Valentine's Day card. Valentine's Day is the "love" holiday and as you know, there are all kinds of love and there can never be too much of that in this world.
A lover will often take his sweetheart out for a romantic dinner complete with candlelight. They will exchange gifts of flowers, particularly red roses, candy, most likely chocolate, teddy bears, jewelry and even lingerie.
On Valentine's Day you may want to stick with tradition and participate in that way or start a tradition of your own, which many people do.
Although many Valentines Day traditions are universal, some countries have their own unique festivals to celebrate Valentine's Day. Other countries have traditions of dances, picking names from a hat and wearing their Valentine's "heart on their sleeve."
Whether it be celebrating the traditional way with hearts, roses, chocolate, dinner and gifts or celebrating in your very own way, do not forget to celebrate the love in your lives that make living so very precious and worthwhile. Live each day like it is your last. Be kind, especially to those that you love. Let the little things slide because there are more important battles that lie ahead.
Remember, "love is patient, love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
Read, reflect and be inspired. If you find something of value on our Valentines Day Traditions page, enjoy its gifts and please pass it on to your friends.