Saint Valentine was exactly that...a Saint. who was martyred by the Roman Emperor Claudius because he tried to convert Claudius to Christianity. The Emperor made a law that outlawed marriage for young men, believing that married men did not make for good soldiers. The priest Valentine, however, secretly performed marriage ceremonies for young men. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine arrested and thrown in jail.
Of course American Greetings has their own story of how Vday came to be...including the importance of exchanging Valentines. Over the centuries Valetine's day has become, in my opinion, a great money making scheme; however good intentioned it is:)
I love my dear husband of course, and he bought me gorgeous roses (which I adamantly asked him not to) took me to dinner and dessert and gave me a massage worthy of a spa!
I don't hate Valentine's Day, I just would rather my husband surprise me with flowers on a random day than on a subscribed day. He does so well to take care of me and give me everything I want, so I of course thought of what to give him to show the world I love him more than any other person...and to show that I bought him these:
but do these gift exchanges really demonstrate how we feel about each other?? I am really a romantic I promise:)
tell me, what are your thoughts of exchanging Valentines??