Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide by many as a day where people write each other cards, exchange gifts, and spread love and romance. What is the meaning of all this? Well, legends surround the history of this holiday, and according to Shannon Summers from Spoonful, “Valentine performed secret marriages for soldiers and their sweethearts…” In this particular story, Valentine is portrayed as a priest who strongly approved of romantic relationships.
It is obvious that Valentine’s Day began due to the idea of romance, and it continues to be celebrated as a way to show how much you care for your loved ones. Throughout the year, work, school, and other commitments may stand in the way of planning romantic dates with your significant other; therefore, for couples around the world, this holiday means more than just the casual date to the movies or going out for a slice of pizza. This holiday is a day in which you can set aside time for a romantic evening with your significant other, focusing on each other and strengthening your relationship.
A great example of this is my dear brother, Ralph, and his longtime girlfriend, Kimberly. While living in a busy city, they each have hectic schedules consisting of work and other personal goals. This Valentine’s Day, 2/14/2014, happens to be on a Friday which is a great way for this couple to relax and enjoy each other’s company after such a busy and stressful week. The excitement builds up as the day approaches for Ralph and Kimberly, and a romantic dinner awaits them.
Are you counting down the days? 27 Miracles certainly is. What better way to end a stressful week than to relax with the one you love.
Summers, S. (n.d.). The history of valentine’s day. Retrieved from http://spoonful.com/crafts/history-of-valentines-day
By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner
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