Valentine's Day is coming, and whether you send a suggestion to your partner or buy it for yourself, I curated a collection of sweet Valentine's Day gifts. Find a little something to love.
Some fun facts about Valentine's Day:
- The origins of Valentine's Day are unclear, but it is believed to have originated from a combination of ancient Roman and Christian traditions.
- The earliest known Valentine's Day card was sent by the Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415.
- The first commercial Valentine's Day cards were produced in the United States in the 1840s, and the tradition of exchanging cards, flowers, and gifts has continued to grow in popularity.
- Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year, making it the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
- Valentine's Day is also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine. It is named after several Christian martyrs named Valentine, but the most popular story is that of Saint Valentine of Rome, who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry.
- In ancient Rome, February 14th was a festival called Lupercalia, which celebrated fertility and was associated with the god of fertility, Faunus.
- In some parts of the world, Valentine's Day is also a day for celebrating love and friendship between family members, friends, and loved ones. In Japan, for example, women give chocolates to men on Valentine's Day as a symbol of their affection.