This year in 2018, Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on 14th February, Wednesday! This day is dedicated to the celebration of the sweetness of love. Couples on this day get a chance to showcase the love inside their heart and take vows to be with each other for life long. They confess love to each other with different types of gifts including flowers, chocolates, message cards and many such.
Although, it is not very clear who St. Valentine actually was but it is said that he was a priest of the third century AD.
Stories tell that marriages have been banned by Emperor Claudius II as he thought that married men prove to be bead soldiers. This led St. Valentine to arrange for marriages in secret. And, since it was considered as a crime, he was imprisoned and sentenced to death for the same. During the imprisonment itself, he believed to have fallen in love with the daughter of the jailer and so he sent a love letter to her bearing a signature as from your Valentine on 14th of February. And, it was the day of his execution when he said goodbye to the jailer’s daughter. A book named as Martyrologium Hieronymianum, has mention of the name ‘Valentine’.
Cupid is believed to be the God related to desire, affections, erotic love and much more. Often he is presented as the son of Goddess of love Venus and God of war Mars. In the Latin language cupid is known with the name Amor meaning love. While in the Greek language it is known as Eros which considered as an ancient symbol associated with St. Valentine.
Most times, he is portrayed as small figure with a representation of arrow and a bow which shows that it strikes the heart of people. Whosoever falls in love is believed to have been struck by the arrow of the cupid.
It was 18th century when Valentine took its toll in England and that people started sending cards, sweets, flowers and other gift items to express their emotions. Gradually, the tradition of presenting printed cards started replacing the hand-written cards. Nowadays it has become a tradition that people exchange cards in all parts of the world and this has become the second largest time of the year when most number of cards are sold.
There isn’t any harm in just putting over the card as ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ and then leaving as there but a heartfelt message will definitely create some magic. Of course not all of us can know that poetic way of presenting things but you can always take help from some really hearty message of some poets from the past. You can take inspiration from those love poets and your partner will appreciate yp0ur choice of thoughts. Also,
On Valentine’s Day more than 50 million roses are sold and they actually are of great importance when it comes to expressing that inner most feelings of love. There are different colours of roses that you can choose to express love to different relations like that of the relation of friendship and relationship of a romantic love. The magic of presenting roses is an altogether a magical experience and without a rose Valentine’s Day is actually incomplete.