The History of Valentine’s Day

Crafts and Gifts

With this favourite holiday fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to post something about Valentine’s Day for my valued clients. When you look over my inventory of hand made jewelry you’ll notice that I like to design inventive, beautiful creations that come from my mind and the thoughts of a few like-minded suppliers, so I felt that any Valentine’s Day blog should be a little different than the norm.

That said, here’s a history of the holiday complete with a few facts you might find surprising.

Did you know?

• While the earliest origins of Valentine’s Day are shrouded in history there are a few hints about how February 14 came to be known as the day we currently enjoy. For example, in 496 A.D. the Catholic Pope Gelasius I named the day after St. Valentine, the patron saint of lovers.
• Valentine’s Day also has…

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