Excerpt taken from Wikipedia
Saint Valentine’s Day (commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day) is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christianmartyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. 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 holiday first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in 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 largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
I must admit, I am not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I do love what it represents but why should we take just one day out of lives to prove to your love how much you adore them? We should be doing this every day! Husband on the other hand loves Valentine’s Day and has so far made me Nigella pancakes with blueberries and cream and is cleaning up the kitchen as we speak. Dinner of lamb cutlets has already planned. Now why can’t he do this every day??? 😛
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone, in a relationship or awaiting for that certain someone to come in to their lives. Today is the day of love and know that even if you don’t have a special someone, you are already loved! xxx