Money Matters on Valentine’s Day


Kimberly Dominguez and Maria Sanchez

Most Morton East students plan on an expensive gift for Valentine’s Day. 

Have you ever got an expensive gift on a Valentine’s day? According to it is a festival of romantic love and many people give love cards, letters, flowers, or presents to their loved one. People who like to have a romantic relationship with somebody may use the occasion to make this known, often anonymously. Valentine’s cards are often decorated with image of hearts, red roses or cupid. Common Valentine’s gift are flowers chocolates, lingerie and champagne or sparkling wine. However, some people use the occasion to present lavish gifts, such as jewelry, expensive make up, and expensive purses. Some just go out to eat in a fancy and elegant restaurant. In a survey 180 Morton East students, 110 report that they have given an expensive gift on Valentine’s Day. 

“Yes, I had was a ring from Pandora it had the shape of a crown and it had some diamonds we were celebrating our 2 years and 3 mouths being together was the best gift ever,” sophomore Mariela Gutierrez said.   

Another student feels differently.  

“No, it is not worth buying an expensive gift.  Then, they get more interest in the gift and not in the effort I did to buy her a gift,” junior Angel Cardoso said.  

But, then one of our teachers from Morton East high school told of one of the more extravagant gifts he received on Valentine’s Day.  

“I got a drop set (guitar) — the color was black.  It was an electric (guitar) to play (Guitar Hero) in my house, and I also got a trip to Disney,” math teacher Mr. Elkins said.  

Another student thinks differently. 

“I think there’s no need for an expensive gift, as long as they gift it from the bottom of their heart. For me, an expensive gift will be two boxes of chocolate and a teddy bear,” senior Nancy Barajas said. 

Finally, one of our adults tells us about their Valentine’s gift. 

“My expensive gift was a purse that my husband bought me of the brand Michael Kors; he knows I love that brand, but I don’t really care about the purse.  I care more about our anniversary — one more year together,” parent Veronica Jimenez said.