Valentine’s Day is widely known across the world as the day of expressing love. Unfortunately, not a lot of people actually know why we celebrate this day. Since the 1840s America has been celebrating Valentine’s Day with cards, flowers, candies, and other small ways to show affection to the ones we love. Yet, because of the pressure and stress that comes along with this holiday, it seems that sometimes we lose sight of what we are truly celebrating.
Not many people will be able to tell you why we celebrate Valentine’s Day in the first place. This is because there are many popular beliefs and not many of them have been confirmed.
A lot of traditions have come and gone with this holiday, yet for over 160 years Americans have been celebrating with Valentine’s Day cards, flowers, candies, and much more. It is important to remember that this isn’t all that Valentine’s Day is about. Just be sure to spread a little love! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
For more information on Valentine’s Day please check out the links below. Enjoy!
Trebilcock, Bob. "Valentine's Day Facts And Fantasy." Good Housekeeping 222.2 (1996): 130. Corporate ResourceNet. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
Maxwell, D. Jackson. "Valentine's Day: A Brief History And Game." Library Media Connection 27.4 (2009): 34. Corporate ResourceNet. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
"Valentine's Day By The Numbers." Souvenirs, Gifts, & Novelties 52.7 (2013): 366-367. Small Business Reference Center. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
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Kooser, Ted. Valentines. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 11 Feb. 2015.