How is Valentine’s Day celebrated?

Valentine’s Day is commonly celebrated by exchanging handmade or store-bought “Valentines” (greeting cards)

or other tokens of affection like chocolates and flowers.

In many schools, it has become customary for young students to bring in Valentines to swap with classmates.

Traditions of the holiday’s observance can vary with the country.

Americans celebrate Valentine's Day each year on February 14th by sending cards or letters,

giving gifts such as chocolate or flowers, and having meals in restaurants.

Many adults see Valentine's Day as an occasion to offer expensive gifts such as jewelry to their sweetheart.