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Sunday, February 13, 2011

The history of Valentine's Day —  and its patron saint — is shrouded in mystery.

According to one legend, Saint Valentine actually sent the first "valentine" greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl — who may have been his jailor's daughter — who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

Isn't it interesting that most of the symbols of Valentines


Roses and wine
are all things that women love......what does valentines mean for a man???????

You name the place and time........................I'm ready

There are many reasons why Valentines Day is popular. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year and of course it is a well known fact that it is a florist dream or nightmare but most of all....its a time to remember to say those three little words....I love you

for those whose love life lacks this may represent your particular feelings. I try to remember that just like Christmas and other family holidays it may not be a good time for some, so no matter your circumstance, just wanted you to know...........I wish you



texwisgirl said...

A well done post! Something for everyone! Thanks for the valentine!

Farmchick said...

I love the mystery behind St. Valentine. My 9 yr old daughter is especially enjoying the day this year with all of her classmates. She has spent time creating valentines to give out.

Chatty Crone said...

Thanks for the information and happy valentines day. sandie

Meg said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I always wondered the back story, thank you for sharing. Have a great Monday! :)

JeanMac said...

Such a nice post and informative, too!

Dawn said...

INteresting post! (I feel like the knocked out cupid picture;)

Have a Happy Heart Day:)

Mountain Mama said...

I enjoyed your post. I like the cupid with the arrow in the back. LOL

Life is good! said...

thanks for the info. hope you had a great v-day. me, i'm the cupid with the arrow in it's back. funny photo!

Allison said...

I don't know if I've ever seen such a creative valentine! Ha! Definately a hit!