ST VALENTINES DAY CARDS
The sending of St Valentines Day Cards, also called Valentines
Day Cards started with Valentine last words were written
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St. Valentine's association with love and romance comes
from the Roman god Cupid & Eros in Greek mythology also
associated with fertility.
This is reflected in St Valentines Day celebrations, in
particular the sending of romantic St Valentines Day Cards
. Cupid with his little bow & arrow adorns many of these
St Valentines Day Cards. Eros was the young son of Aphrodite,
the goddess of love and beauty.
Saint Valentine's Day was initially celebrated by sending
poems and simple gifts .
From the Tower of London in 1415, it is rumoured that the
first Valentine card was sent by Charles, duke of Orleans.
The 1600's saw the first St Valentine's Day celebrations
in the UK.
By 1750, lovers began to send intimate love letters &
gifts to one another on St Valentines Day. With the advent
of the printing presses Valentines Day Cards became very
popular. The new postal service dramatically increased the
custom of sending affectionate Valentine's Day Cards greetings.
Now St Valentines Day, often called Valentines Day, is
the second biggest card sending occasion after Christmas
Day. E-Valentines Day Cards is the modern email version
of the old Valentines Day Cards.
Valentines Day Romantic breaks, St Valentines Day romantic
dinners, Valentines Day trysts, Valentines Day Dating &
St Valentines Day parties are all often initiated with a
Valentines Day Card.
In turn, Valentines Day flowers, Valentines chocolates,
St Valentines day Champagne, Valentines Day perfumes, St
Valentines Day jewellery , Valentines Day hampers are all
accompanied by a Valentines Day Card... the modern way that
St Valentines Day is celebrated.
An estimated one billion Valentine Cards are sent each
year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending
holiday of the year.
Ladies send 85 percent of all Valentine Cards.
St Valentines Day is celebrated in the UK, USA, Canada,
Mexico, France, and Australia.