Monday, February 14, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Maybe next year. :(


Valentines Day Graphics

Saint Valentine's Day (commonly shortened to Valentine's Day)is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The holiday first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Valentines Day Graphics

Valentines Day Graphics
This is a repost from last year.

12 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day to you as well Sean. From the warm beaches of Puerto Rico.

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  2. Want to be my proxy valentine?

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day; I am glad to have you as my blogger buddy! ♥

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day, Sean, from the cold shores of Lake Erie. May love and the sun come real soon :-)

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  5. I hope your Valentine's Day was lovely. Mine was spent talking to idiots, just like any other day. Not that I'm down on the holiday, itself; even though I was once dumped by someone whom I thought was "the one" at dinner in a very expensive restaurant on Valentine's Day. I'm not bitter - just realistic. The idea of the perfect, romantic love is an impossible goal, romanticized by drug addicted poets in the 19th century, idealized by the Victorians and capitalized upon by the card, candy and floral industries. Of course, all that could change should I ever actually find "the one." Not that I'm counting any chickens...

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