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Discussion in 'Holidays & Traditions' started by Tom Tit, Feb 14, 2018.
a happy Valentines Day,to all the ladies here.
Happy Valentine to you my dear friend TT.....and to everyone here ....
Hope you all have a lovely day ...
Thank you TT - to all the ladies and gents missing their partner - a special hug to you ............
Thanks @Patsy Faye!
Funny, I had to remind my wife to check her e-mail to get the two Valentines Day cards I sent her. She doesn't check her e-mail much. She then sent me two beautiful cards.
Dinner out tonight.
Funny, as we get older, Valentines Day doesn't mean as much to us as in our younger years. During the years I was divorced, I never even gave the day a thought, but then again, was never having a serious relationship at that time of the year.
So, after today, all the Valentines Day stuff will go on sale and removed from shelves and Easter stuff will replace it all.
We don't celebrate it at all
It was nice as a teenager to get cards from admirers but of course its spread like wild fire
I just got rid of 40 years (3 boxes) of cards from each other, birthdays - anniversary and Christmas, that's enough
Last year I bought my wife a cute white Teddy Bear holding a heart that says I Love You. While we were shopping at Walmart, she seen it hanging and told me how cute it was, so I went back and bought her one. This year, she told me "don't buy anything for me" and I will honor her request. Since we are both Diabetic II, the "candy" thing is definitely out.
She doesn't expect flowers, since I got her two sets of flowers for her birthday last month.
After we first met, almost 17 years ago, I would get the flowers, candy, card and we go out for a nice steak/lobster dinner. Still go out to dinner, but now send a card thru e-mail and that's pretty much it.
Valentine’s Day February 14, also called St. Valentine’s Day has its origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day. It came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century.
Although there were several Christian martyrs named Valentine, the day may have taken its name from a priest, Gothicus, who was martyred about 270 CE by the emperor Claudius II. According to legend, the priest signed a letter “from your Valentine” to his jailer’s daughter, whom he had befriended and, by some accounts, healed from blindness. Other accounts hold that it was St. Valentine of Terni, a bishop, for whom the holiday was named, though it is possible the two saints were actually one person. Another common legend states that St. Valentine defied the emperor’s orders and secretly married couples to spare the husbands from war. It is for this reason that his feast day is associated with love.
Formal messages, or valentines, appeared in the 1500s, and by the late 1700s commercially printed cards were being used. The first commercial valentines in the United States were printed in the mid-1800s. Valentines commonly depict Cupid, the Roman god of love, along with hearts, traditionally the seat of emotion. Because it was thought that the avian mating season begins in mid-February, birds also became a symbol of the day. Traditional gifts include candy and flowers, particularly red roses, a symbol of beauty and love.
Happy Valentines to all the ladies on SoC who are still in love.
My son just brought me a dozen roses so I'm having a happy Valentine.
My husband brought me a box of Lindor Truffles, which he gave me early so I could open it and he could eat them. Such a romantic.
I got a kiss and hug