Saint Valentine’s Day, often simply Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is celebrated in hundreds of countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
Can anybody now tell where all the hearts, doves, chocolates and naked babies yielding weapons are coming from? I did a quick Google search (it’s my best friend) and I came across many weird facts on the topic Valentines day.
Whatever it stands for, I will always link Valentine’s day to a day full of chocolate and making that extra special effort of letting your loved ones know how much you care.
Now I know many of you are thinking sarcastic thoughts or saying “Valentine’s day is a Hallmark holiday” but common old grumpies.
You don’t have to spend much money or even buy a card. I fabricated mine with Photoshop Elements and bought two mugs in a shop and filled them myself with heart chocolates from the bakery across the street. I did this not only for my husband but for our teens as well and I must say, my daughter was so delighted that she kept on texting me thank you on her way to school. I also got the teens some great bath bombs from the Lush shop, so when my husband and I are having Sushi this evening, the kids can each have a nice relaxing bath time. Believe me, they love this kind of stuff, pampering.
Now, that’s what’s Valentine’s all about for me.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God.
I John 4:16 NIV
- The Story of St Valentine (aurablog.org)