From the 2013 Archives..for the day that’s in it!
The red rose – a great symbol of love! February 14th is a day when cards and tokens of love are exchanged by lovers, spouses and partners. It is almost a rite of passage for young teenagers to buy or make cards in quantity and send them anonymously to the objects of their desires – or if all else fails – to send them to themselves, so as not to feel excluded when the peers arrive with barrowloads from every male in the area. We could be forgiven for thinking that Valentine’s day is an invention of Hallmark Cards, as tens of millions of Valentine cards are bought each year, but would we be correct? As well as cards, millions of flowers will be handed over as tokens of undying devotion to loved ones to mark the annual Love-day, the Feast of St Valentine.
But where did the tradition come from? Valentine’s…
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