Valentine’s Day is almost here! (Of course, any day can beValentines’ Day!) What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?
Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs, Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted.
It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in thein the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. So, Valentine’s Day offers the PERFECT opportunity to express to a Loved One just how strongly you love him/her.
How might you do that?
Here are 14 creative ideas for you: Valentine’s Day — Special Ideas of Love to let your Loved One know how deeply you care.