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St. Valentine’s Day
by David Proctor
February 13, 2020
Urban Farm Lifestyle Magazine Published Weekly
Valentine’s Day or St. Valentine’s Day is considered the day that love is expressed through greetings and gifts.
The name goes back to at least one occasion of a Christian martyr named Valentine.
According to history, Valentine while in jail, signed a letter “from your Valentine” to the jailer’s daughter whom he had befriended.
Valentines did not start appearing as formal messages until the 1500s and by the late 1700s, they started becoming commercially available.
Valentines commonly depict Cupid, the Roman god of love, along with hearts and flowers as the theme.
More common today you will find that Cupid has taken a back seat to hearts, flowers, and candy.
Even though this has become a big “Hallmark Holiday” for buying a card, I would advise that this day is not one you should forget.
Taken from my past experience, there are many days that go by that a spouse or loved one has not received recognition from you, so don’t let this day go by without some form of recognition or gesture of love.
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How you want to show that recognition is up to you, your finances and creativity.
I suggest that this is the perfect time to show someone the feelings that you have, by not what you buy, but the time you put into making something for them.
This can be done by making your own valentine card, baking something they like or just be creative.
You do not want the significant other to think that you take their companionship for granted.
The best gift is of your time and thoughts. Think about what the “other” person would like and spend your time making it happen.
Or this may be a good time to express your feelings and desires for another, that doesn’t yet realize those feelings.
This is a good occasion to hand out a Valentine for that purpose! Let the heart express itself.
This can be done with a card, flowers, something baked, going out on a date, a romantic dinner, the list goes on. Just make it tasteful and from the heart.
“There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.” – George Sand, Author.
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