Monday, February 11, 2013

Is You or Is You Ain't... My Valentine?

Before I can say I am, I was.
                                                                                                    - Wallace Stegner, 1909-1993,American Novelist, Pulitizer Prize Winner

Valentine's Day, also known as the Feast of St. Valentine, is observed on the 14th of February each year.  It is the second most celebrated holiday around the world preceded only by New Years Day. 

Valentine's Day was first associated with romantic love during Geoffrey Chaucer's Middle Ages (14th C), replete with demonstrative displays of courtly love.  The 15th C celebrated lovers passion for each other with gifts -  of flowers, candy and personal letters of adoration.  That tradition evolved further during the 1800's with those handwritten notes replaced by mass produced greeting cards.
No need to stress over words... that perfect saying is out there just awaiting that signature of love to your sweetheart.  What's more, ... there's still time left!

What will you give your Valentine?


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