The history of Valentine's Day is largely unknown and associated with legendary figures, although historians believe that it has to do with Christianizing a pagan Roman festival held during the same time in February. Thi... More »

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Poets of the Middle Ages connected the feast day of St. Valentine with love, drawing from a tradition of birds finding mates around that time of year. Because of this, lovers looked upon this day as a day for exchanging ... More »

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Valentine’s Day’s origin is a mystery and cannot be pinpointed to an exact date. However, a few factors explain how it came to be celebrated as a holiday, beginning with ancient Rome’s Lupercalia festival. More »

The phrase, "Will you be my valentine?" is used on Valentine's Day to ask someone if they want to spend the day together and exchange gifts. The phrase is not usually associated with asking someone to be in a committed r... More »

The exact origins of Valentine's Day are difficult to determine, but there are indications that the holiday may have roots in both Roman and Norman tradition dating back to ancient Roman history and about 300 C.E. Betwee... More »

Valentine’s Day’s origin is a mystery and cannot be pinpointed to an exact date. However, a few factors explain how it came to be celebrated as a holiday, beginning with ancient Rome’s Lupercalia festival. More »

Good sayings for a Valentine's Day card express adoration for the recipient, such as, "You mean so much to me and I love our time together." Adding a quote about love is also appropriate, such as this unknown author's qu... More »

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