February has just begun, and romantics are already searching for that ideal gift to show their loved one how much they care and appreciate them. Thanks to St. Valentines, we have this cherished day called Valentine’s day.
These greetings have a long history going as far back as the Middle Ages, with written Valentine’s appearing after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today is a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.
This day is now very popular, with approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
It gained popularity in the UK around the 17th century however, by the middle of the 18th century, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes. Due to improvements seen in printing technology by the 1900’s, printed cards began to replace written letters, and ready-made cards became an easy way for people to express their emotions. In time, direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged, and due to affordable postage rates, an increase in the sending of Valentine’s Day greetings was seen.
These greeting cards have gotten so popular that according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year.
Despite its history, this is a day that flowers, cards and chocolate are exchanged or shared.
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