Valentine’s is almost here. Just a few more days of panic to find the right card or chocolate for those you care about. Yes, chocolate. It says “love” way more than dying flowers you have to water and throw out eventually (just a hint for the guys at Kroma).
We often overlook those at work on Valentines. “Wait a minute,” you might be thinking. “What’s love got to do with it?” If you look at the legend of St. Valentine (not much was known about this Roman martyr for whom the holiday was created), you’ll understand why Valentine’s Day is a day to show special attention to those you care about, even at work. Legend has it that St. Valentine performed a very selfless act right before he was to be executed for his faith: healing Julia, the blind daughter of his jailer Asterius. This noble act was just the inspiration the leadership in the Catholic Church needed to turn the people from pagan holidays, so St. Valentine’s Day was born. (There’s much more to the story.)
So, in honor of the original meaning of the day, Valentine’s is actually a day to show anyone, not just your significant other, that you care. Even more so, it is a day to show some sort of altruistic gesture to let them know they are important in this world and to those around them. So, this year for Valentine’s Day, let’s show our coworkers, our employees, and our bosses that we’re glad and honored that they exist. Get a card, some chocolate, flowers (a plant—even better) or do something nice for them Thursday. Celebrate them in some way this year. It’s only one day. Make it count.
What’s a creative way you know of showing your coworkers, employees or boss you care on Valentine’s Day? We’d love some ideas! Kroma Marketing.