Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Purpose of Valentines Day

Valentines Day approaches soon. Which means, all the guys in the world are franticly searching for a place to hide take a girl for a date. So, I want to pose the question.....

 "What purpose does Valentines Day serve?"

That question has puzzled many minds since who knows when. So, I did some research.

And this is what I found.....

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"). (Wikipedia)

{And in case your interested, a summary of the founding of the holiday.

A brief history:
In the 5th century AD, Pope Jalacius called the holiday Saint Valentines Day. (It had originally started as a festival honoring Lupa, the she wolf that nursed Romulous and Remus, and Fawnus, the god of fertility.) One of the many Valentines that lived, lived in the 3rd century under the reign of Claudius. The Emperor had banned marriages because he wanted the men in his army to forget about love and focus on fighting. Father Valentine disobeyed the order and performed wedding ceremonies in secret. Claudius soon found out, arrested him, and had him put to death in a timely manner. He reportedly fell in love with the jailer's daughter and wrote her a note the day he was executed. It was signed "From Your Valentine".   

And thats the story.}

So, I think it best to start finding a Valentine for someone you love. Whether it be a neighbor, a family member, a friend, or a spouse. Just to show some love for someone this Valentines Day. 

I will. :) 

*side note: I will be sharing some craft and recipe ideas in the coming days leading up to Valentines....So, stay tuned!! :) and.....our Mac's hard drive needs to be replaced so it will be a couple of days! ;)  

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