The origins of St. Valentine’s Day are a bit mysterious, and it is probable that the several different potential origins all factor into what we know today as Valentine’s Day. However, the general consensus is that St. Valentine’s day originated primarily from the story of Christian Saint Valentinus who would secretly officiate weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to be married under Roman rule.(1)
Within many of the different Valentine’s Day origins, giving notes and cards is a common theme. Even with the rise of communications technology and rising doubt about whether cards are “so over,” we still like to think that valentines bring an amount sincerity and fun to the holiday. Enjoy and share these fun ones we’ve put together for you!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
What are your favorite Valentine’s Day traditions?
(1) “How Valentine’s Day Works,” How Stuff Works.com, Found on 09 Feb. 2013, Found at: http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays/valentine1.htm
(2) Bender, Jonathon. “On Valentine’s Day, do we still need Hallmark?” The Washington Post, (10 Feb. 2012) Found on: 09 Feb. 2013, Found at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/on-valentines-day-do-we-still-need-hallmark/2012/02/08/gIQAsaKP4Q_story.html