Many scholars believe that Valentine's Day was originally established
to commemorate Valentine, a 3rd century Roman Christian. Legend has
it that, around 270 A.D., Roman emperor Claudius II was having difficulty
recruiting young men for his army, so he forbade them to marry.
Valentine continued to secretly perform marriage ceremonies for young
couples, was eventually apprehended and imprisoned by Roman authorities,
and was finally executed on February 14. While he was imprisoned,
Valentine fell in love with his jailer's daughter and sent her a letter
before his execution signed "from your Valentine." In the Bible's
first epistle to Timothy (chapter 4, verse 3), we learn that it is wrong
to forbid persons to marry, and Valentine's Day commemorates the story
of this man who was martyred for obeying God rather than the emperor's
In 14th century England, with its culture of courtly love, the poet
Geoffrey Chaucer described the courtship of King Richard II and Anne
of Bohemia in a love poem that mentions Saint Valentine. Since
that time, romantic love has gradually come to be associated with Saint
In modern times, Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14, as a joyful
and fun holiday that celebrates our love for one another. While the
holiday's roots are in romantic love, the contemporary Valentine's Day
holiday allows people to show their appreciation and love for mothers,
fathers, brothers and sisters, other family members, and friends, as well
Greeting cards are always a nice Valentine's Day gesture, and traditional
Valentine gifts include fresh flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, and
jewelry. Other gifts include gift certificates for spa treatments,
books, and gourmet food. Whether you are looking for a small token
of appreciation or whether your goal is to really impress someone, there
is a Valentine's gift that is appropriate for every relationship and budget!
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