Did you know the day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. Valentine’s Day is actually named for two different Roman saints, both called Valentine and both utterly unconnected to romantic love. Though legend persists that the original St. Valentine was a priest who performed illegal marriages for the Emperor Claudius’ soldiers, there’s no evidence to suggest this ever happened. The first mention of St. Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday appeared in the writings of Chaucer in 1382. With the medieval period came a new focus on illicit but chaste courtly love, and it is here that we see some of the familiar iconography begin to appear. Knights would give roses to their maidens and celebrate their beauty in songs from afar. But sugar was still a precious commodity in Europe, so there was no talk of exchanging candy gifts.
All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
~ Charles M. Schulz
Love Yourself Valentines Special
Love is in the air and it’s the perfect time to give the gift of relaxation to your special someone. Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Make it memorable whether you are single or have a significant other- it’s all about the love! If you are stressed, pressed and in need of some relaxation, we have just what you need. In honor of the holiday, we have assembled this fabulous package.
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The colorful Valentine’s Day candies with sometimes sweet and sometimes cheeky sayings printed on them, date back to Victorian times. Back then, lovesick bachelors would give “conversation lozenges” with phrases like “How do you flirt?” and “Can you polka?” to the objects of their affection.
Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day.