Sunday, February 14, 2010
Happy Saint Valentines Day
My husband brought these beautiful flowers home to me.
He very carefully put them down so he would not spill any water out of the vase, pretending they were real.
little trivia I was reading about Valentines day in the United States, one is that Esther Howland is given credit for sending the first Valentines Day cards. In the 1800's the first commercial valentines were introduced.
Many opinions concerning how Valentines day came about...
Some say it came about from a Roman, "Saint Valentine" who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity, his death February 14, 269 A.D... a note left for the jailers daughter as legend has it, who became his friend, was signed "from your Valentine". Other aspects of the story about St. Valentine serving as a Priest at the temple during Emperor Claudius time. Valentine was jailed for defying him and in 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14th to honor St. Valentine.