Valentine's Day is all about love, but there are plenty of other celebrations to warm the heart during the cold winter months:
Feb. 11, National Shut-in Visitation Day. Spread the love by making sure a shut-in feels remembered and appreciated.
Feb. 15, Singles Awareness Day. According to the Web site, www.singlesawareness.com, this is the day for people to show that it is OK to be single. Suggested activities: Send yourself flowers and spend time with single friends.
Feb. 18, Battery Day. Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, inventor of the first electric cell, was born Feb. 18, 1745. Celebrate by making sure all of your batteries are fully charged.
Feb. 20, Love Your Pet Day. Spend some extra time with your pet -- take it for a walk or give it a special treat. (Your pet may not appreciate it, but another important day, the Humane Society's "Spay Day," is Feb. 23.)
Feb. 24, Inconvenience Yourself Day. It's time to pay attention to your own actions, and understand how you affect others. Even if it's not convenient, take time to do the right thing, help others and acknowledge their positive actions, set a good example, drive courteously, or hold the door open for someone else. For more ideas, see the Web site www.inconvenienceyourself.com.
Feb. 26, Levi Strauss Day. The inventor of the iconic American clothing was born Feb. 26, 1829. Celebrate by showing off your favorite pair of jeans.
March 2, Dr. Seuss' Birthday. Cook up some green eggs and ham, and read your favorite Seuss books with a kid, a cat in a hat, or a fox in socks.
March 4, National Grammar Day. There ain't no good reason not to celebrate this special day by watching your use of language.
March 7, Daughter's and Son's Day. Mothers and fathers have their own days, and so do kids. Daughter's and Son's Day is a time to honor each child for the love and happiness they've brought into your life.
March 7-13, Celebrate Your Name Week. According to the Web site www.namesuniverse.com, this week is about "making sure your name is a celebrated part of your personhood." Each day focuses on a different activity: Sunday is Namesake Day, to think about where you got your name, and others who share it; Monday is Fun Facts Day, focusing on name trivia; Tuesday, Unique Names Day, is time to appreciate loved ones who have an unusual name; Wednesday is Learn What Your Name Means Day; Thursday, Nametag Day, is a day to wear your name with pride; Friday, Middle Name Pride Day, is when you tell three people what your middle name is; Saturday is Genealogy Day, time to find out more about the family name.