Along the way to St. Valentine’s Day…

Giving gifts to the one you love is a tradition on St. Valentine’s Day.  The beauty of St. Valentine’s Day is that a simple homemade card will do the job just as well as a fancy gift.  The tradition of giving cards began as early the 15th century.  Flowers became a  gift tradition as early as the 17th century.  Chocolate was put into heart-shaped boxes and became a favorite gift in the early 19th century.  In the Victorian era, gloves were the gift of choice.

Whether you are in love or are still looking for that certain someone, the truth of St. Valentine’s Day is that anyone can be your Valentine.  Love is a universal language that can be expressed to all.  So if you’re still looking for your Valentine just write a simple note and give it to someone with the words:  “Won’t you be my Valentine?”  If you don’t have a note, just ask!  This simple gift will surely bring to both of you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Won’t you be my Valentine?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Along the way to St. Valentine’s Day 14:
Gifts of Love

“Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

~ An Old Irish Blessing ~

Marian McCoy Boveri