Valentine’s Day at North


Yasmin Vizguerra, Reporter

 With Valentine’s Day coming up, all the couples at school are planning on getting each other gifts for the special  occasion and maybe going out together after school.

     Valentine’s day falls on a Thursday this year, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not a lot of opportunities in and out of school to celebrate the holiday.

     During lunch periods, NHS is selling valentines for $2 each that can also be attached to messages with either a flower or a “surprise”.

     The valentines will be delivered during all second hour classes on Valentine’s day.

     Outside of school, Valentine’s Day can be celebrated with the typical, cliche gifts of chocolates, roses, teddy bears, and tons of heart shaped candies.  Places like Shopko, Target, and Walmart sell all of those things, sometimes even in jumbo sizes.

     Rose bouquets are an obvious choice for  Valentine’s day, as roses typically signify love and romance.

     Chocolates and other sweet treats are the next obvious choice for Valentine’s day gifts because during this time of the year, heart shaped candies with messages and other brands that typically don’t do that participate, giving everyone a chance to have their favorite type of candy in a heart shaped figure.

     “I think getting candy on Valentine’s day is sweet because you’re getting free candy,” said Yesenia Vizguerra (‘20).

    Other non-traditional kinds of gifts to give out include handwritten poems or letters explaining why you love this person you’re giving it to, which would be a friend, family member or significant other.

    Giving them a gift they’ve been wanting for a while now is a good idea, such as a new makeup palette, a new phone case, their favorite band’s album, a gift basket filled of all their favorite snacks and maybe even a gift card.

     “It’s sweet getting something like makeup or anything from anyone because it shows someone was thinking about you,” said Mariana Cardoso (‘19).

     Valentine’s Day can be a hassle for some to try and plan out what to do, if that be with your significant other, your friends, family or just a day to yourself.

     Valentines Day isn’t just to celebrate your admiration for your significant other, but is day to express your love to all the people around you.

    Activities to do on this day may include going out to eat, having a girl’s (or guy’s) day with friends, watching movies with family or friends, doing something you and your significant other might enjoy doing together, or trying something new such as visiting a new restaurant you have always wanted to go to but never had a justifiable reason to go.

    Regardless of what there is to do, celebrating Valentine’s day is all about spreading love to your family and friends.