Personally, I’m not a fan of manufactured holidays, such as Valentine’s Day. Originally, Saint Valentine was a Third Century Christian martyr who was killed for ministering to Christians in Rome before that great city state had adopted the Christian religion. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
Now it is, of course, mostly a Hallmark holiday, like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Or much worse, Grandparents Day, Sweetest Day, Boss’s Day, and Secretary’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is mostly a day to embarrass the single people in our lives. Those of you who are partnered up should already know how to express your love to one another. If you haven’t figured that out yet, your not destined to stay in relationship for much longer.