Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and according to every single commercial and retail store, you must celebrate it. What are the exact origins of Valentine’s Day anyway? Well kids, I did my research (via Google) and honestly, there is no definitive answer. There was said to be a bishop named St. Valentine who secretly married people (around 270 A.D.) when it had been banned by some dude named Claudius, as he believed married men to be weak and, therefore, unable to fight as soldiers in war. There is no solid proof of this, however. And it is said that St. Valentine signed a note he wrote to his lover: “From Your Valentine.”
When I was a kid I obsessed over buying the cutest Valentine’s cards from the store. Why? Because we all had that handmade card holder attached to the front of our desk at school for classmates to leave their Valentines and treats for us. I would really, really, stress about how many cards or treats I would get, and who would give me one. Just think of Charlie Brown with his briefcase in class on Valentine’s Day … ummm … Yeah, that was me … kinda … Well, a lot. I put all of my hopes on this one day.