Valentines Day has been around for hundreds of years but still the reason for celebrating is sceptical.

The History Of Valentines

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Another story suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl. It is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still used today.

Use Valentines As The Excuse To…

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be celebrated with a romantic partner.  Single or not, Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to treat yourself.

Express How You Feel
Even if words aren’t your thing, a love letter, poem or handmade card is the perfect way to express how you feel about someone.

Be Honest
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to come clean about your secret crush.

Stay Anonymous
Or if you’re still too shy, send an anonymous e-card and sign it ‘Your Valentine’.

Make Wishes Come True
What is the one thing your partner has always wanted to do? Now is the day to make that wish come true.

Pamper Yourselves
Stay in the honeymoon suite at a five star hotel, visit a day spa together, shower each other with gifts, get dressed up for dinner, and be romantic

Take A Break
Whisk your partner away on a romantic weekend, or if you’re single, round up your friends and take a road trip.

 

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