Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

According to an article about Valentine's Day found on and the Greeting Card Association, over 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are sent each year, making this day the second largest card sending holiday of the year [topped only by Christmas].  

While the history of Valentine's Day is shrouded in mystery, the month of February has long been associated with romance.  We may never know for sure whether Valentine's Day began as a day to commemorate the death and burial of St. Valentine [which occurred around 270 AD] or whether it began as a way to "christianize" the pagan festival of Lupercalia.  But no matter how it began, Valentine's Day has long been a day for expressions of love towards those friends and family members who we cherish.  

Whether it was just with a phone call, a card and/or a box of candy or romantic dinner and evening out, it is my hope that each of you has taken time to let your loved ones know how much you love and appreciate them.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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