HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN
During the 'middle ages', or the 'dark
ages', as some people will call this period, a
'pagan' ritual was performed during the 'ides' of February. This celebration was a 'love'
Later, the Catholic Church named a Feast Day for Saint Valentine. The date for
this holy day was set on February 14th. Valentine was a priest and physician in Rome. He died around 270 A.D.
In more modern
times, the pagan love festival became connected
with St. Valentine's Feast Day. He is now
thought by many to be the 'patron saint' of
Many people also ascribe this time of year to when birds start to choose their mates for the coming year.
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Shown below, are four
'thumbnail' pictures. Select the 'style' that
appeals to you. Click on that picture to go to a
full page view, with Valentine sentiments for you and your 'loved one'.
Enjoy each one,
individually, or take them as a 'group'
experience. Feel free to send them to your loved
one by e-mail.
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