Valentine’s Day is named after St. Valentine (270 A.D.) who may have assisted a young couple in their courtship by passing notes for them–the young man was in prison. The existence of St. Valentine is not disputed, historians dismiss the saint’s role as a go-between for young lovers but the myth persists. We do know by the MIddle Ages St. Valentine’s Day was an annual celebration and by mid 19th century became very popular as it remains–more then a billlion valentine cards are purchased annually.
This year I’ve noticed a number of radio stations and retailers are asking folks to send in stories of their worst Valentine’s Day–which kind of dampens the spirit of the holiday. I would like to hear some heart-warming Valentine’s Day stories–send us yours.
08 Feb 2010
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