HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
For those who say Valentine's Day is simply a Hallmark Marketing Strategy:
Saint Valentine's Day (commonly simply 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 Christian martyrs 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. Ahhhh! doesn't that sound nice?
(All except the martyr part - that doesn't sounds very good at all!)
Hallmark was founded in 1910!!! :)