Valentine's Day is celebrated as a day for kisses, love and chocolate. But not for everyone. You can now forego the overdone romance and instead just enjoy the holiday with friends (Galentine's Day!), yourself (International Quirkyalone Day!) or your kids (Schoolentine's Day!)
How will you celebrate Valentine's Day? Will you go the traditional route, or will you try something new? Tell us for your choice of a $100 Gift Card to your favorite restaurant, so you can take whoever you want out for dinner in honor of the big red day.
Started by the fictional Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, Galentine's Day has grown into a real holiday, celebrated in cities nationwide on February 13. All you need to do is to gather friends and enjoy each other's company - waffles and frittatas are encouraged!
International Quirkyalone Day
This holiday has also spread around the globe. International Quirkyalone Day is a celebration of romance, freedom and individuality. You can enjoy the day with others or on your own - you are just encouraged to decide what you want to do, for you.
It's a universal tradition: elementary school kids will spend February 14 dressed in red, eating pink cupcakes and giving each other Star Wars cards with lollipops attached. After they ask their friends to "Be My Valentine!" will you continue the celebration after school? Giving your child socks with cupids on them, letting them eat a whole giant chocolate kiss and then serving them heart-shaped pizza deserves a name of its own: Schoolentine's Day!
Or do you prefer to go the traditional route - spending a night out with your partner, giving jewelry or flowers and eating chocolate truffles?
How will you celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Will it be the traditional route or will you go #AlternativeValentines? Tell us for the chance to win a $100 gift card to your favorite restaurant.
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*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive a $100 gift card to their restaurant of choice, provided that a gift card for that restaurant can be easily bought online. A $100 Visa gift card will be substituted as necessary. Giveaway is open through February 26th, 2017 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.
Thanks to all who entered! Congratulations to the winner, SheSpeaks member Gjprasad.