USA: Valentine's Day                                                       

On February 14th, it is traditional to give the special love in your life a card or gift.  Chocolate candy and pink or red flowers are common. Stores urge people to buy more expensive gifts like jewelry but it is not necessary.

Grandparents, aunts, uncles and children may also send cards to each other.

This is a light-hearted, non-religious holiday. The link to an early Christian saint is gone and the holiday is not exclusively romantic but can also symbolize friendship.

Valentine’s Cards for Kids

Young elementary school children often send classmates small Valentine cards which symbolize friendship. If you want to participate, simply give your friends a special card telling them that you like them! To avoid hurt feelings, many teachers ask children to send cards to everyone in the class, or to none at all. You will see inexpensive cards designed for children in all the stores. You can also make your own—red and white paper in the shape of a heart is all you need. Some people glue a small candy on the card as an extra treat.