Valentine's Day History Past and Present Part 2

By Mary Costa on Jan 22, 2012 at 07:07 AM in How To's

As stated in my last article, I love Valentine's Day.  Mainly I see such value focusing on love and affection. The gifts are great too, but not necessary (don't let my husband know that). It's more important what the card says, and how he signs it!  Of course I love the flowers, and Dark Chocolate Candy! He doesn't bother buying me jewelry, I can make exactly what I want (lucky for him or me, not sure which).

So that dovetails nicely into another legend of Valentine. 

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It's the story of a man who has been imprisoned, a hero.  Some stories suggest that Valentine may have been imprisoned, and then killed, for helping Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured. 

Suffering the same fate as those he tried to help, Valentine became the object of a young girls attention.  She was the daughter of the Jailor. She came to visit him, and he was quite taken with her, and she with him.

They talked of their life, their beliefs, their dreams...or what could have been between them, had he not been imprisioned.  The highlight of his day, week or month, was knowing he would have a very special visitor!    The romance and depth of feelings for each other heated up as they learn he is about to be put to death.  Valentine writes his last letter, a love letter to this young woman, signed "From your Valentine".

Although the truth behind the Valentine legend is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. 

Valentine became the favored Saint in Europe during the Middle ages. 

Sometimes a gift says it all, because sometimes we don't have the eloquent words that really convey how we feel.  Take a peek at our store, and if any of our designs speak volumes to your heart...Go for it, or let us know if you'd like a custom design.

Let love be the key to your heart.    keytomyheart1

Mariska

 

Mary Costa aka Mariska

Mary Costa aka "Mariska" & Jewelry Matchmaker®

We create jewelry to match and adorn the beautiful spirit of a woman.

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