Valentines Day is undoubtedly, the most popular Romantic Holiday - a day to express our appreciation, feelings, and love to our spouse, or significant other. It is also a day to let our friends, and family know how much they mean to us.
Yellow Roses signify: Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a New Beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me, Jealousy, and I Care! 1Red Rose signifies "I Love You" and utmost devotion. Red Roses in general signify: Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect, Romantic Love, Congratulations, "I Love You", Job Well Done, Sincere Love, Courage and Passion.
So for the love of your life...go for the Red Roses. If money is an object, go for just the one! If you are dating, but in a new relationship and not to the "I Love You Madly" stage, yellow flowers will do the job! And there will be ladies out there whose favorite color is yellow, so it is always a great idea to pick their brain as to what they like far enough in advance of February 14, so as to not make it obvious!
Celebrated On: February 14 every year Type of Holiday: Observance Holiday Topic: Romantic Holiday Celebrated Where? Celebrated in the US and is now celebrated in most of the other Countries Around the World!
A kindergarten Valentine’s Day party is one of my earliest happy
memories, and I can still feel the excitement and joy! Who can forget
decorating a beautiful box with a slit on top with red and pink colored
paper and doilies all done up, spending hours choosing cards to give,
carefully picking just the right card for each kid in your class,
signing them with proper penmanship, and looking forward to the school
party with those special cupcakes covered with little candy hearts that
said how cool you were! Life was sweet at five!
Fun Facts about Valentines:
Here are a few fun facts you might not know:
Named after several early Christian martyrs named Valentine and established in 496 AD.
It did not become associated with “romance” until the Middle Ages!
Chaucer wrote the poem, "For this was Saint Valentine’s Day, when every
bird cometh there to choose his mate", to honor King Richard II of
England and Anne of Bohemia.
During this time,
young men and women would draw names from a bowl to see who their
Valentine would be. They would wear their names on their sleeve for one
Symbols of the holiday are heart shapes, Cupid, doves, candy, flowers, greeting cards, cupcakes, and anything red or pink!!!
1797, "The Young Man’s Valentine Writer" was published, which contained
many verses for lovers to use who could not develop their own
sentiments. Valentine cards with verses became popular in the next 100
years, especially unsigned ones sent through the mail to your secret
Cupid is the symbol of love. It is
said that if Cupid shoots his arrow of love and it hits you, that you
will fall madly in love with the next person that you meet! Watch out!
Paper Valentines were mass produced in the early 19th century and morphed into ones made with real lace and fancy ribbons.
handwritten notes have given way to mass produced cards, and all kinds
of gifts. Roses, chocolates in heart shaped boxes, and jewelry; nothing
is too small for your sweetie!
billion Valentines are exchanged each year in the United States, given
not just to sweethearts, but family members, kids, friends and
classmates. The sentiment expressed is appreciation!
internet has allowed a new way of showing love: e-cards, or printable
greeting cards. Over 15 million e-cards were sent in 2010!
million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on February 14th! Red roses
are traditional for true love! Better know this one guys!
holiday has become completely commercialized! Caring can’t be purchased
for money. Some of the best gifts are hugs and simply saying, "I love
It's a Love Song!
What would the day be, without listening to some of your favorite Love
Songs? Below is Love Never Fails by Brandon Heath!
Valentines Day Topics:
There are additional topics related to Valentines Day that we will have devoted
pages on. As pages are completed, they will be linked below:
Opportunities will be given to share your recipes and valentine ideas....
Valentine's Day is all about chocolate, and food, particularly anything
pink or red! Find Out about some great food substitutions for Chocolate from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits on our Valentines Day Food page!
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