Valentine’s Day is about exchanging tokens of love with our significant others. Originating in the fifth century to celebrate the Christian martyr Saint Valentine, I’m unsure when, how, or why it morphed into a holiday meant to express romantic love. One could find out with the help of Google, but in the interest of time and subject matter, I didn’t enter that rabbit hole.
Did you know that the first Valentine’s Day was celebrated in 496? Initially, a pagan Roman holiday, heralding the start of spring, at some point, Christians morphed it into a celebration for St. Valentine. Which St. Valentine, you ask? I don’t know because it’s not the subject of this blog, and I didn’t care enough to