Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day



Photograph courtesy of my Son
Taken in Bali



Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.


An Affair to Remember


I love the part where he takes her to meet his precious Grandmother♥

The first love letters are written with the eyes.
-- French Proverb

Many are the stars I see, but in my eye no star like thee.
-- Old English Saying

Knowledge


The History of Valentine's Day

"Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?" The History Channel has put together this web site to help with your questions about this celebration that 'contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.' In addition to the history, you'll find Valentine trivia collected from the U. S. Census Bureau and pages on some of the popular romantics, Bess and Harry Truman, Elizabeth and Robert Browning and Rachel and Jackie Robinson. Here's a fun way to get the facts behind the day!

If you're still in search of more Valentine's History, try

Valentines Day History

BTW, Esther Howland is the woman credited with producing 'the first commercial American valentines in the 1840s, [and] sold a then mind-boggling $5,000 in cards during her first year of business.' Commercialization was the part of the celebration even in the nineteenth century!



From an email I received today from Beliefnet

3 Comments:

At 6:45 PM, Blogger Marilyn said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you. Love picture from Bali.

 
At 8:33 PM, Blogger Draffin Bears said...

Happy Valentines day dear Jeanne.
Interesting about the amount of money for the Greetings card business.

Hugs
Carolyn

 
At 2:20 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Love and hugs

 

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