Question: Why do we give Valentine cards?

They let you know someone was thinking about you and took time out of their day just for you. Valentines Day is known for exchanging cards. It is part of the tradition for young to old. In grade school, its the one holiday kids actually bring “Valentines” for each other and pass them out.

What does Valentine symbolize?

It celebrates romantic love, making it a popular day for couples to spend together. Valentines Day is traditionally associated with red hearts, romance, flowers, candy or other sweet things, and the exchange of cards or messages, called valentines, that express love.

What is the real reason for Valentines Day?

Valentines Day, also called St. Valentines Day, holiday (February 14) when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. Given their similarities, it has been suggested that the holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February.

When did we start sending Valentine cards?

18th century The first Valentines cards were sent in the 18th century. Initially these were handmade efforts, as pre-made cards were not yet available. Lovers would decorate paper with romantic symbols including flowers and love knots, often including puzzles and lines of poetry.

Who sent the first valentines card?

Many believe it was the priest in Rome, who lived in the third century AD that sent the first valentine card. He lived during the time of Emperor Claudius II who had banned marriages among young men. It was during the end of his reign and the empire was falling apart and he needed all the manpower he could gather.

Who sent the earliest known valentine?

prince Charles dOrléans Around this time of year, the British Librarys reference team are often asked about the earliest known Valentine, supposedly a poem in our collection which was sent by the 15th-century prince Charles dOrléans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

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