In high school and college, mandatory cards to all your classmates were replaced by buying candy-grams through ASB, embarrassing someone with a singing telegram via the show-choir, sending a rose or can of "Crush" anonymously through a fraternity or sorority, etc. Clearly Hallmark is not the only one to learn how to profit off of this day.
And now in the final phase of my educational career, we at my Kumbaya law school celebrate Valentine's Day with the Vagina Monologues and a Chocolate Bash to support public interest fellowships (curse giving up sweets for Lent!) And we might even heed the advice of our professors...
Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day and if you have been abandoning your significant other because of law school all year, the 14th is probably a good day to put the books to one side (even if your significant other is named Rex or Fido or in fact are the characters from The Office sitcom, they too need your affection)." --Professor Rosser
Happy Valentine's Day to my family, friends, and of course, Alex.