“The Magic, The Memories, and You” Happy (early) Valentine's Day!

It's February and with it comes the euphoria of Live, LOVE, Laugh. What more can you ask for?

As Valentine's day gets closer, I realized that the holiday isn't just for romantic relationships, but it's a day to celebrate each and every relation you cherished. You love someone and realize how lucky you are to have them in your life. Sending a card or preparing a gift for your loved-ones may take few days but it's a great way to brighten someone's day; and more importantly, it let them know that YOU CARE!!

Spending Valentine's Day at home?? Then cozy up with a bowl of popcorn, a romantic movie and some fragrance around. Although most people see Valentine's day with different aspects but it is a day to make the special lady/lad in your life feel all the more special.

Even if you are single and away from family/friends then you can spend Valentines day all by your self. Just go to the store and buy stuff for yourself, like chocolates, ice-cream, a good movie CD, some flowers and a there you have the perfect ambiance.

Valentine's Day: Origin & History

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, confectionery and greeting cards.

The story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. in 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honor St. Valentine.

Gradually, Feb 14 become the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine become the Patron St. of Lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and gifts. There was often a social gathering for the celebrations.

The first modern valentines reportedly became popular from the early15th century. 

By the 18th century, it became a common practice in England to exchange hand-made cards on Valentine's Day. People began to create valentine cards for their sweethearts by themselves out of lace or ribbons, and featuring cupids and hearts.

Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

In the United States, Miss Esther Howland is given credit for sending the first valentine cards.

In the 21st century, Valentine's Day has become one of the major holidays in the world, especially in the U.S.


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