I will not go into the history of how Valentine's Day evolved, I'm sure you can get all the details by doing a search but I will share with you one particular legend which happens to be my favourite.
There was one particular Valentine who was imprisoned and who actually sent the first "valentine" greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl, possibly the jailor's daughter, who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, he wrote her a letter signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still in use today.
Although the truth behind the 'Valentine' legends is quite confusing, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and, most importantly, romantic figure. And so we have Valentine's Day, a particular day in which we send cards to our beloved and dear ones.
Unfortunately, the day is too commercialised as are other feasts which causes unnecessary pressure. My motto is to show your loved ones that you love them every day by making every day special, by making every day count, by appreciating each other more.
To end I would also like to share some quotes I found today...
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Charles M. Schulz
Mmmmm, I love the last one ☺
♥♥♥HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!♥♥♥