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Why We Love Valentine’s Day

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint St. Valentine –is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. The most popular belief about St. Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD. Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers.

 

Now, this festival of romantic love is celebrated by many, including us, and here are some of the reasons why we love Valentine’s Day!

 

I’m just a hopeless romantic. I love setting aside time to really enjoy an evening with no distractions. Just focusing on the person you are with and being in the moment. I’m also really happy getting flowers, always make me smile.

– Sue Taggart

 

I love Valentine’s Day because it reminds me of all the amazing people in my life that I love and care for.

-Lourdes Martin

 

There’s so much hate and anger lately, that I’m glad there’s a day to celebrate love in all shapes and forms. As Diane Von Furstenberg says “love is life, is love”

-Trini Id

 

I like Valentine’s Day because I love all the candy!

-Jillian Chertok

 

As a graphic designer one of my favorite parts of valentines day is seeing all of the photoshopped heart candies out there.

-Michael Kravit

 

I love Valentine’s Day because it’s a great excuse to indulge in fine chocolates!

-Danielle Schufrieder

Shauna Willetts