Tax season! Is all those refund checks what cause us to be so snuggly. Some couples bah humbug this day...oh it's just another retail day so they can steal your money...OH BAH LOVE BUG! People like that made cupid cry..poor cupid! NO NO NO it is a perfect excuse to fan some flames and warm up things a bit and bring a little romance into your relationship. So I'm encouraging everyone to NOT TEXT, Face Time, Email, fax, telegraph...pony express (((WRITE))) your significant other a Valentine. Try to make it as swirly written cursive as you can manage love letter...or how much you mean to me letter...it couldn't hurt.
I typed in Google st. valentine's day victorian images and clicked images........it is sooo pretty I have got to make a card NOW to write my letter in! Or I might die!
So what is Saint Valentines Day to you?
Us ladys must be beautiful and witty too. Below is some historical factuals that hopefuly will enterest you a bit about valentines Day. I know it's blah blah history but it's kinda sweet and interesting history so make yourself read who knows you might get a wrinkle in your brain shaped likea heart.
At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early Martyrologies under date of 14 February.
One is described as a priest at Rome, another as bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).
Of the third Saint Valentine, who suffered in Africa with a number of companions, nothing further is known.
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.
According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first "valentine" greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl — who may have been his jailor's daughter — who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.
Love being associated with this day is believed to be from the middles ages in France and England during halfway through the second month of the year February 14th birds (fowls) would begin to pair together...awe doesn't that make you want to go out and hug a chicken? This started showing up in poetry.
Chaucer's Parliament of Foules
For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.