Hey everybody! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but before you go ahead and buy flowers and chocolates for your *ahem ahem* special someone, here are some fun facts and tips that might be of interest to you this Valentine’s Day.
o The origins of Valentine’s Day trace back to the ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia that was held on February 15 to honor the gods Lupercus and Faunus. During this festival, young men and women would be paired up and would stay paired until next year’s festival.
o The name “Valentine’s Day” came from a priest named Valentine who was a romantic at heart. Valentine disobeyed Emperor Claudius II’s decree that soldiers must remain bachelors and secretly performed marriage ceremonies and was put to death on February 14. As Christianity spread in
o approximately 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent every year
o the expression “wearing your heart on your sleeve” comes from an old Valentine’s Day party tradition. A man would wear a piece of paper with a girls name on it on his sleeve to declare her as his valentine.
o Make your own card.
o Bake her a cake or make her some chocolates.
o Cook her favorite dish, place it in a heart-shaped container and ask her friend to give it to her during lunch break.
o Compose a song and serenade her.
o Serenade her.
o Write a poem.
o Have the flowers delivered to her house.
o Ask someone to put the flowers on her table.
o Bottle with rose petals with 100 or so notes of why you love her.
o Create a scrapbook filled with favorite photographs, love letters, keepsakes from dates or special occasions, etc.
o Make a video of your relationship. Include your courtship period, first kiss, first date etc.
Now I bet you didn’t know that about our Valentines Day. So before you go set up your dates and write up your letters remember these facts and the men who made it possible…
SO WHAT’S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE VALENTINE?
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