Here's how the Valentine's Day card industry got its start

Here's how the Valentine's Day card industry got its start

Either way, hearts will be stolen, and money will be spent. "Happy Valentine's Day! I love you!". Its okay to be exhausted on a day or worry about a meeting on Valentine's day because we have got an idea that saves it all. Not bad for someone who's been dead for hundreds of years.

Why concentrate on cultivating friendships that can last a lifetime when you can reach temporary romantic gratification in the form of a $6 teddy bear and a flower ya boi probably picked from one of the many colorful bushes outside The Berk? Pop yourself a big bowl of popcorn, hit the store and get a heart-shaped box of chocolates, crack open a bottle of wine, light a candle and enjoy a fun-filled day with your crush!

14th of February, the flawless time for love birds in and around has finally arrived. Spend some time with them, especially if they are mending broken hearts this time of year.

Now, let me be your Valentines once more.

"Happy Valentine's Day to the most handsome woman in my life". In the early 1800's, there were love poems that were printed in England which became so popular that they began to be assembled in factories. After postal reforms and the invention of postage stamps, production and selling power of what eventually became Valentine's Cards, increased on a massive scale.

"I use the day as an excuse to buy him gifts".

A lot of Indians don't believe in celebrating Valentines Day, which falls on February 14, and think "the most romantic day of the year" should be treated like any other day, reveals a survey. I cherish the gift of love that we have been given, and the happiness you provide. - Susie Bright " The best smell in the world is that man that you love". How much do you know about the day?

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Her friend, 19-year-old UNCG student, Hannah Karlick, agrees with this sentiment. I mention the need for better mental health facilities not to divert this article on a political tangent but to emphasise its importance in achieving an overall healthy personal relationship.

The feast day's earliest associations with love and fertility may have been inherited from the pagan festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated by the ancient Romans between February 13 and February 15.

I fell in love with you on the day that I first saw you.

Don't forget that your friends are your other significant others. "It's more of a reminder for something that not everyone wants... It's like 'oh, here is a day to remind you that you have to find someone for the rest of your life".

"This Valentine's Day, I want to tell you how much I admire and appreciate you". Listen to what you need, not what everyone around you is saying you need. However, Americans are no longer in love with the holiday. We all have very high expectations on Valentine's Day - we all want the ideal bunch of flowers in our favourite colour and the carefully hand written love card of course.

"The lore is that she was a Mount Holyoke graduate when she received an [English] valentine", said Bill Wallace, a historian and executive director at the Worcester Historical Museum. That day celebrated the coming of spring and female fertility.


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