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Where It Began
There are various legends of St. Valentine and how Valentine’s Day came to be named for him. He was clearly a Christian martyr in ancient Rome during the pre-Christian days of the Empire when the new religion was outlawed and its adherents punished by being thrown to the lions in the Coliseum. Sadly, most of the origin stories leave out the importance of the Hot-O-Meter, but thankfully one of our funny Valentine’s Day greetings have you covered.
History of Valentines Day
Valentine was a citizen of Rome, a teacher, and a Christian. Imprisoned for his beliefs and sentenced to die by being thrown to the lions in the Coliseum. While he awaited his fate in the dungeon, he was visited everyday by a young girl. He tutored her in philosophy and they discussed the nature of divine love, spirituality, and faith. With such an open enlightened dialogue their care and fondness for each other grew strong and deep.
When the time for Valentine to meet his demise grew closer, the girl began to implore him to save himself. He responded, “What would be the value of my faith if I gave it up for my own convenience?” But chances are the response he sent her wasn’t the Bluebird Valentine Bouquet, one of the most adorable Valentine’s Day greetings online.
On the day of his execution by the lions, the girl came to him in his cell and asked him if he hated his tormentors. He answered, “We have been studying love, you and I. I will not give up my focus on love to hate anyone no matter what their actions toward me.” Tearfully the girl bade Valentine farewell as he went to his fate, but she took his teaching with her and to the rest of the world. It is for his emphasis on love that Valentine is honored by the holiday named for him.
By the Middle Ages, St. Valentine was one of the most popular Saints in England and France. The British Museum in London displays the oldest known greeting card in existence - a Valentine's Day Card from the 1400's.
Celebration of Valentine’s Day
Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is celebrated with long stemmed roses, decadent chocolates, and special candlelit dinners for two. Some people may view Valentine’s Day as a commercial holiday – but for those who have been struck by Cupid, it is a national holiday to celebrate the beauty of love. And for the grown-ups we have sexy and silly Valentine eCards like the flirty Valentine Candy Strip eCard. Free Valentines Day eCards from Doozy Cards, love notes and small gestures are great ways to express your feelings. Choose from our wide assortment of fun, heartfelt and witty Valentine's Day eCards such as our Sweet Yorkies Valentine, to both express your feelings and brighten someone’s day.
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