There are many stories about the history of Valentine’s Day. In fact, according to The History Channel, the day itself became popularized in Europe during the middle ages. The beginnings of the day and it’s relation to both Christian and Pagan celebrations seem to be the playground of much debate. I prefer the story of St. Valentine who, when imprisoned for helping Christian soldiers escape Roman prisons, fell in love with his jailor’s daughter who visited him often. Legend has it that before his death he wrote a letter to his love and signed it, “From your Valentine”.

The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) 

History of Valentine’s Day. History.com Editors. HISTORY:URL
Access Date: January 26, 2022. A&E Television Networks. Last Updated: January 22, 2022 Original Published Date: December 22, 2009

Valentine’s day has evolved from a holiday strictly for celebrating romantic love into a day to express our love and appreciation to all the people in our lives. We at Farmer Sue’s want to help you send a little love to the special people in your life. Check out our 2022 Valentine Collection which includes beautiful heart shaped wreaths, mini card sets, as well as traditional cards handmade with care. We know you’ll find that perfect gift to to bring a little love and happiness to your friends and family this Valentine’s Day.

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