I’ve never written a Valentine’s Day blog before. It’s because I’m not romantic. Remember the blog about my 20 year wedding anniversary? Clearly, my husband is the romantic in our couple. To quote Lady Gaga, I think I was born this way.
So, who invented Valentine’s Day? Hallmark? Since I did not know the answer, I went to my handy social media resource, Wikipedia. To my surprise, the holiday is named after a Roman priest who was a martyr. Let’s not forget my husband is Italian…it’s all coming together.
There are many legends of Saint Valentine. One is the priest performed marriages for young lovers in secret. A different version is that he was jailed and actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine.”
So, I will abide by tradition. I will buy my husband a Valentine’s Day card, along with flowers and a sugary treat. However, I have to be very careful in my card selection. In the past, he has saved cards I have sent him for reference in heated marital discussions.
By the way, some people call Valentine’s Day, V-Day. You can’t do that to a gynecologist. We come up with all sorts of things.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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