Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentines Day, More History!

According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first
"valentine" greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed
that Valentine fell in love with a young girl — who may
have been his jailor's daughter — who visited him during
his confinement.

Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter,
which he signed "From your Valentine," an expression that
is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine
legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal
as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic
figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine
was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

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