Don’t let this happen to you.

Valentines-Day-RosesIt’s Sunday, February 15th and you wake up outside. When you try to get back in, the locks are all changed. When you pound on the door, your significant other peers out the
window, looks at you as the stranger…that’s you’ve now become and draws the curtains.

What have I done now you ask?

Well, it isn’t what you did; it’s what you failed to do. You neglected to honor the ritual that we all have come to know as Valentine’s Day. So take this as an early reminder. You’ve got plenty of time. So do what you need to do.

If you want peace on the home front, don’t wait until the last minute. Wilted flowers and stale candy just won’t do.

Contrary to popular opinion, Valentine’s Day wasn’t founded by Hallmark or Fannie May. In fact, there are numerous urban legends surrounding the origin of the holiday. This is one that is particularly interesting.

During the 3rd century there was a theologian and teacher named Valentinus. As luck would have it he was imprisoned for his Christian beliefs and sentenced to death. While jailed, Valentinus restored the sight of his jailer’s blind daughter, according to legend. The night before he died, he wrote a farewell note to the young lady signed, “From Your Valentine.” Despite his good deed and humanity his sentence was carried out on February 14, 269 A.D. And around 498 A.D., Pope Gelasius declared February 14th Valentine’s Day in honor of Valentinus.

Valentine’s Day is also celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark and Italy, in addition to the United States. Each year about 151 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged.

At any rate, make the day a special one for your loved one. It only takes a little time and doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Plus, it’ll keep you from being locked out. It’s cold this time of year, in this part of the country.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

“Now You Know”!