Posted by: alenegeed | January 27, 2011

Valentine’s Day- Legends and Myths

Amethyst Gemstone

Amethyst Valentine Bracelet


Valentine’s Day is a holiday associated with romantic love. It is one of the most popular times to send your loved one jewelry, flowers and a card.

Roman Emperor Claudius needed soldiers that were commited to fighting. So Claudius cancelled all marriages. He surmised that by doing this the soldier would not have any reason to want to remain at home. Valentine was a priest in Rome during this time. He objected to the Emperor’s ruling and continued to perform wedding ceremonies.  The priest was eventually caught, imprisoned and put to death. His sacrifice to lovers everywhere evolved into the present day Valentine’s celebration.

The first recorded association of Valentine’s Day and romantic love in found in the writing of Geoffrey Chaucer in 1382.  ‘For this was on seynt Volantynys day, Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make. (translated it says: For this was Saint Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate).

Exchanging cards on Valentine’s Day began in the late 1700’s. Printers began printing Valentine cards and many people created handmade cards using lace and ribbon.

Look over my Valentine Treasures collection today and find the perfect gift for your loved one!

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