The Origin of Valentine’s Day
Have you ever wondered how Valentines Day came to be? As always, a bit of research provided the answer.
At the end of the 5th century, the priest who would become St. Valentine, was imprisoned for performing marriage rites for young soldiers who were forbidden to wed by Roman law. According to legend, during his imprisonment he healed the daughter of his jailer and just before his execution he wrote her a farewell letter signed “Your Valentine”.
The legend became popularized and connected to the idea of romantic love in the 18th century through the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Today, February 14th is the second biggest holiday for sending cards with one billion Valentine’s Day cards sent each year. It appears that most of us embrace the opportunity to celebrate Love, contrary to the belief that it is a holiday invented by Hallmark.
The Power of Love
Although some may only associate romantic love with Valentine’s Day, we think it is about the Power of Love and the impact that Love has on our lives in all of its ways of expression. We’ve explored hundreds of wonderful quotes about Love and have married a few to images that reflect its many aspects. Presented to you in our animated video-
we hope you enjoy our Valentine’s card to all – “Words of Love” from Earth and Moon Design.
Love provided us with great inspiration, beauty and fun this year. Our Valentine’s Collection, Colors of Love was a pleasure to create and was recently featured in our blog, Valentine’s Day Gifts.