Any ZTA knows that love is “the greatest of all things”, and Valentine’s day is the best holiday to celebrate love. Whether she’s your significant other, your family member, or just a treasured friend, show your ZTA how much you love her with any of these seven gifts ideas!
7.) Tiffany’s Crown Charm and Chain – The super adorable necklace and charm will make your ZTA look and feel like royalty.
6.) A Strawberry Edible Arrangement – Dessert strawberries are possibly one of the most delicious ways to show your love for your ZTA. Anybody can get strawberries for Valentine’s Day, but only a Zeta will appreciate the special meaning behind one of the organization’s main symbols.
5.) ZTA Lavaliere – A lavaliere is a necklace bearing a Greek Fraternity or Sorority’s letters. Lavalieres are very special to those within the Greek community, as it is a way to wear your letters with pride. Surprise your ZTA with her very own lavaliere necklace! (Or, alternatively, if you happen to be in a Greek organization yourself, surprise her with your own Greek letters to symbolize devotion and commitment.)
4.) White Violets – White violets are one of Zeta Tau Alpha’s primary symbols. It’s symbolic meaning is known only to those initiated within the Fraternity, so your ZTA will surely know how special these flowers truly are. Call your local florists to see what arrangements they can make with white violets.
3.) Crown Chocolates – When you think of V-Day, one of the first words to come to your mind is “chocolate”. Break away from the basic heart-shaped confections and treat your ZTA like royalty with chocolate shaped like mini crowns. They’re almost too cute to eat!
2.) Humble Ceramic Travel Cup – “To be humble in success and without bitterness in defeat” is a part of Zeta Tau Alpha’s creed, reminding your ZTA to be the best possible version of herself. Give her the gift of this adorable travel mug for Valentine’s Day and she’ll have a constant reminder of your love and her fraternity’s.
1.) Donate to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation and the foundation will send your ZTA a special official ZTA Valentine’s Day card with your special message. Not only will this special gift show your ZTA that she is in your heart, it will also be making a wide-spread impact on Zeta’s around the world.
Arguably, there are eight major holidays that people tend to consider their favorites. This is what the world thinks when you say the following:
8. If Your Favorite Holiday is… New Years Eve:
You’re all about beginnings and potential as you are probably a really positive person. You take genuine delight from the magic New Years brings with the chance at starting over. You’re a list maker and goal-setter… and probably look fantastic in a sparkly dress.
7. If Your Favorite Holiday is… Valentine’s Day
The only thing you love more than being in love is the idea of love itself. You burst with affection for everyone in your life, and you show it most on Valentines Day. Your favorite color is warm… pink, red, maybe even orange. You have an acquired taste for those little chalk-flavored hearts with cute sayings on them… and probably look fantastic in lipstick.
6. If Your Favorite Holiday is… St. Patrick’s Day
You like to get drunk… a lot. But that’s okay because what else do people do on St. Patrick’s Day (which you probably affectionately refer to as St. Patty’s)? You most likely have Irish in your bloodline, which makes the holiday that much more exciting because you can claim it for your own. And as for wardrobe? You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing anything but green on this holiday… head-to-toe.
Bonus: Definitely check out the St. Patty’s celebrations in Savannah and Chicago… there’s nothing like it.
5. If Your Favorite Holiday is… Easter
If your favorite holiday is Easter, chances are, you’re incredibly family oriented… because Easter is typically a family holiday. You probably go to church fairly often and genuinely enjoy spending time with your extended relatives, who are all super close with each other. You love the fluffy marshmallow taste of peeps and finding easter eggs in the yard (even at this age). It is likely that your favorite season is spring and you look adorable in pastel… which comes in handy this time of year.
Now, don’t get me wrong… I love holidays. LOVE them. Any excuse to celebrate is good enough for me. That being said, the Christmas season is coming to an end; with all the holiday-skipping, there has been a fair amount of whining about which ones are being celebrated the right way. Feelings are getting hurt, memes are being made on behalf of turkeys, and holiday picketers are pointing fingers at Santa like he personally offended their mothers. We get it– some holidays are bullies.
So, we decided to list them in order.
8. New Year’s Eve
You know why New Years is great? There’s magic in the potential for new beginnings and every single person is willing to get behind that. It’s short, sparkly, full of excitement, champagne, and low stress. Everyone has the potential to wake up the next year, shake off the glitter, and move on with the aspiration to better themselves.
Thanksgiving is not a jerky holiday; Thanksgiving is the red-headed step child of holidays. Though it’s origins are questionable, the ideals behind Thanksgiving are solid… but everyone still skips over to celebrate Christmas for two months (because WHO doesn’t love listening to Jingle Bell Rock for a solid 55 days?!) Thanksgiving is usually celebrated for a total of 5 hours before switching back to 24/7 of the guy in the big red suit.
Easter is a religious holiday where everyone who normally doesn’t go to church suddenly decides to pay the pews a visit… And then the world just threw in a few unrelated associations. Colorful eggs with candy inside? Sure. Marshmallows in the shape of baby chickens? Absolutely. A giant trespassing bunny who breaks into your house while you’re sleeping to leave presents? Why not. Talk about unreal expectations.
Still, not as offensive as most holidays, so Easter has a pretty low jerk rating, as well.
Halloween is my favorite holiday… but let’s be real. It gives full approval for anyone to dress as anything in a mocking way. Some people take seriously offensive ideas and like to portray them with an IRL drunken night spent as another person.