Thursday, February 14, 2013
Is it a time for a romantic dinner for two or just another day of the week?
Happy Valentine's Day! The history of the Feb. 14 holiday is a long and complicated one linked to Christian and Roman traditions, according to History.com. "In addition to the United States, Valentine's Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia," the website says. The American tradition of exchanging hand-made valentines likely began in the early 1700s. So what's your plan for today? The traditional flowers, candy, jewelry or romantic dinner out? Do you think more creatively than that, or do you shun the holiday altogether? Do you have a tradition that you've followed since the very first time you realized that Cupid's arrow had struck? How will you be celebrating Valentine's Day?
The restaurant is celebrating Valentine's Day along with its customers.
Thursday, February 14
Chick-fil-A is serving up heart-shaped biscuits from 6 to 10:30 a.m. today. For more information, call 770-868-0245. Do you know of any other restaurants in the area that are doing something special for Valentine's Day? Tell us in comments. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
CBS News takes a look at the upcoming holiday by the numbers, including how much the average consumer is expected to spend and what people are expected to buy.
A CBS News report says 60 percent people plan to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. That number comes from the National Retail Federation, which says the average consumer will spend $130, with 51 percent gifting candy, 36.6 percent buying flowers and 19.7 percent springing for jewelry — $4.4 billion worth. The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association that represents retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries abroad, estimates total Valentine's Day spending on cards and gifts this year at $18.6 billion — with consumers spending $10.5 billion on a significant other, almost $3.8 billion on gifts for other family members and even $815 million on pets. Are you part of the 60 percent who plan …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
If so, you’re not alone.
If there’s one thing we can’t forget in February, it is Valentine’s Day. Romance is all around us — in the stores, on TV and in those little hints we drop for that special someone about just where we would like to dine on Valentine's Day. But what if you don’t have that special someone in your life right now? Maybe you’ve just suffered a bad break-up. Some people find the approach of Valentine’s Day a time to feel anxious rather than romantic. Some singles have been known to arrange special “non-Valentine” parties Feb. 14 each year — just to make a statement. According to life coach and author Ken Linder, many people fit into this category. On his website, he has some answers to why this happens. He also has some suggestions on how to …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The local events facility is set to host a luncheon on Feb. 14 to honor EMTs, police and firefighters who keep Barrow residents safe.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Carl House will host a "Love Luncheon" in honor of Barrow County's first responders this Valentine's Day. EMTS, police and firefighters who keep Barrow residents safe are invited to attend the luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. The luncheon is offered as a "thank you" for sacrifices made and excellent services provided to our county by these individuals, a news release stated. “The Carl House Love Luncheon is also a tribute to my creative and beautiful mother who was born in 1925 on Valentine's Day," Carl House owner BB Webb said in the release. "She was a woman who loved easily and was an example of graciousness and kindness to everyone she met. "Carl House looks forward to serving those who serve us so well," Webb said. …
Monday, February 14, 2011
It's traditionally a day in which people express their love by giving gifts, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of love or affection. What does the February holiday symbolize for you?
It's a holiday that's celebrated every year on Feb. 14, one associated with hearts, candy, flowers and, that four-letter word, love. For some, it's a day to make that special someone feel extra special. For others, it's another day reminding those who a single just how single they really are. But what does Valentine's Day mean for you and to you? Here are my thoughts on Valentine's Day and I hope you will share yours in our comments box. Valentine's Day has become, like Christmas, too commercialized. Card manufacturers want you to spend $2 to $4 on a sturdy, nicely decorated piece of paper that says exactly how you feel about those you love. Greetings cards span a couple aisles in the local Target. But really, why do card company's think …