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Valentine’s Day Appreciation

Do you not know what to do for Valentine’s day?
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Lexie Kirwin
Caleb and Lexie posing as a couple for their article with advice they’d be likely to follow themselves!

Valentine’s Day is a national American holiday and is celebrated on Wednesday, February 14th. Whether you have a significant other or not, it is still a beautiful celebration that is full of romance. Even though it is only one day a year, you and your partner should show love no matter what.

On this special day, it is not all about what you get for your partner, but it can also be about being with them. Showing love and appreciation is crucial, and there are many ways to do so.

The biggest one is quality time. No matter what you do, whether it is going out or just staying in and hanging out, quality time is simple but such an important action. Someone you love making an active effort to spend time with you can show more togetherness helps, and you connect on deeper levels.

Of course, you don’t have to take your partner somewhere extravagant. Although, it is a nice gesture to do something special for the occasion to show you care. Pick an activity that not only suits your partner but also fits for you. You both want to have fun and just celebrate your love and being together.

At-home activities can be anything from watching a movie, baking, cooking, or even recreating your first date. If you want to have a night out you could go out to dinner, go to the theater, go to a museum, and even go to an amusement park.

The options are endless, so let’s move on to gifts.

Gifts are not mandatory but are greatly appreciated. Like places to go, things to get are also unlimited. Never worry about the money, as anything is enough.

More pricey items are jewelry, clothes, and any kind of technology. Inexpensive or cheaper items are candy, flowers, mini self-care items, and a gift card. Something priceless like a sentimental love note would mean a lot. Gifts don’t need to be materialistic to be appreciated.

If your partner happens to plan something and put in that effort for you, be thankful and appreciative. This day is only about the two of you just having a special time and making more memories to remember later on in life. February 14th is only once a year but making your love known should be every day, no matter what.

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Lexie Kirwin, Staff Writer
My name is Lexie Kirwin, I am a freshman at Gateway, and my favorite sport to play is field hockey. I am on Gateway’s Field Hockey, Basketball, and Lacrosse teams. I am part of the founding class of Journalism at Gateway. I want to be a versatile writer for The Chomp. I look forward to learning new writing skills and writing my own pieces.
Caleb Sobel, Staff Writer
My name is Caleb Sobel, and I am a freshman at Gateway Regional. My favorite subjects are math and TV productions. I play lacrosse in Philadelphia for a Top 10 team in the country, golf, and possibly basketball. My hobbies are lifting and playing sports.
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