February 14th is traditionally celebrated as a day of Love. It began in the third century when a priest by the name of Valentinus of Rome was caught marrying couples whose man was going off to war. In this loving gesture, they would be married before he went to war and possible never come home.   Since Christian marriages were not allowed, Valentinus was martyred for it.

By the Middle Ages and Geoffrey Chaucer (Canterbury Tales author) it grew into an expression of Courtly Love with the giving of gifts.

Now it has become a multi-million-dollar industry.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!