Did you know that long before Valentine's Day was a mushy, romantic Hallmark holiday that gave florists an excuse to charge $150 for a dozen roses, it was a day recognized by the Pope all the way back in the middle ages? It was meant to honor a saint named Saint Valentine, who was executed. So how did something like that turn into what we now celebrate? Well, according to legend, the night before he was to be put to death, Saint Valentine sent a love letter to his beloved. It was his jailer's daughter & he signed the card, "from your Valentine".
Over the years, the stories & legends have been changed as well as the actual date of the holiday. Nowadays, right after New Years is over, malls across the country, as well as Target & Walmart, start rolling out the red carpet (literally) & decorating for Valentine's Day. Many people profess to hate it, but it's a HUGE money maker. Do people really hate Valentine's Day, or is there a secret mush in all of us that wants to spoil our special someone or be spoiled by that person? Is it only when people are single that they hate it? I still melt over a cuddly teddy bear gripping a red satin heart or those little candy message hearts that you used to get in grade school. If anyone asked, I would say I hate Valentine's Day, that I think it's lame, but deep down, I kinda think it's cute. What does that say about me?
Do we make a fuss over this one day, because we don't think we get enough love & attention the rest of the year? Is there just a huge, romantic side to all of us that gets repressed? Does whether or not you celebrate the holiday say something about you or your relationship?
Tune in on February 15th to find out.