"Love is in the air!!! do do do do do do, Love is in the air!!!"
The special day of the year that most; if not all couples look forward to. A time where they can show their appreciation towards their spouse, their partner in crime, their lover. A special day where the exchange of chocolate, roses and teddy bears take place, with one goal in mind; happiness.
Here at HDA, the Events Team Leadership decided to celebrate this event by giving out "Trophies" to people; delivering a person's message and appreciate to another whether it's anonymously or onymous.
Being an iC Member/Foundation Advisor, I got to contribute and take part in helping the Events Team organise and deliver the event and honestly it was incredible to see all the love and support members of HDA gives to others.
(Obviously I'm not allowed to share any messages without their permission, but I did manage to interview a few couples and close friends in HDA to gain an insight into their view and experience of Valentine's Day)
"Valentine's Day to me is a good day to catch up with your friends, spend time together and enjoy each other's company"
"I spent Valentine's Day with my friends watching Lord Of The Rings, mostly relax and chill. I guess the day allowed me to appreciate my friends and loved ones more"
"Personally, it was a day for myself, a day to focus on yourself and take care of yourself"
"I spent Valentine's Day with Nathaniel. The day was amazing because I got to spend time taking care of myself; even if it wasn't a lot of time it felt really nice. It's a special day to love and appreciate yourself and your loved ones!"
"Valentine's day is good, a special day to dedicate to your loved one/s, show them our appreciation and spend time together"
(The Following Response Was NOT Said By Ben)
"I spent Valentine's day by myself>> afk at FTF to reflect on my day. I am looking for someone ;) so if you're interested you can afk/ftf with me :)"
"Valentine's Day is different for everyone, some spend it with their partner's and others spend with their friends. Everyone's different and as long as the message for appreciation and dedication is spread it's a win in my books!"
"I got to spend Valentine's day with a very special someone even though it was bit different; I haven't seen him in a month or so, so it was really exciting when I got the spend the day with him"
It's incredible to gain an insight into what Valentine's Day means to different people and their ways to spend/enjoy the day. Across all the responses I got, there was a common ground which everyone shared; and that was the appreciation for one another. Although the day is dedicated for lovers and partners/spouses, people have spent it with their friends and community; something that we can take notes of.
I guess from this event, we can take out that the TRUE meaning of Valentine's Day is not about the gifts and surprises that is exchanged between one another; although it is nice. But rather, it's more about the love and appreciate that is exchanged between partners, friends and eachother.
I hope you've enjoyed this very special coverage by the Blog Squad! and until next time :)
- Written By Maddy,
(for the purpose of entertainment and empowerment across the HDA Community)
Edited by: Vibrational