Valentines Day is celebrated on February 14.
The day was named after an early Christian martyr, and on Valentine’s Day,
On Valentines Day people give presents like candy or flowers to the ones they love.
The first mass-produced valentine cards were sold in the 1840s in the US.
Kristen Stewart Explains Valentine´s Day!
by: Robert Sabuda
publisher: Aladdin, published: 1999-01-01
sales rank: 77068
price: $3.80 (new), $0.01 (used)
How did Valentine’s Day, one of our most popular holidays, begin?
It started in ancient Rome when a kind physician named Valentine took an interest in a young blind girl. With his healing skill and his deep faith he restored her sight. What we now call Valentine’s Day began when he sent the little girl a secret message, which she received after the Christian martyr was executed. For this tale rich in sentiment, master illustrator Robert Sabuda has created exquisite paper mosaics to suggest early Christian art that resonates with both subtlety and power.
by: Ann Tompert
publisher: Boyds Mills Press, published: 2004-11-01
sales rank: 974997
price: $9.86 (new), $2.28 (used)
Every February 14 we exchange cards and flowers as expressions of love. Valentine’s Day is among our most popular holidays, But what do the words “Be my valentine” mean? Who was Valentine? We know he lived in third-century Rome, during the reign of Claudius II. We know that he was a Christian priest. But he lived during a period of military anarchy, when many of Rome’s records were destroyed. The facts of Valentine’s life have been lost to history. What survive, however, are legends. And legends often contain the residue of truth. Ann Tompert beautifully weaves together the most enduing stories of Valentine to create a tapestry of the saint’s life, while Kestutis Kasparivicius’s illustrations take the reader back to ancient Rome. Together, author and illustrator pierce the historical fog that surrounds Saint Valentine to offer a glimpse of the man whose life remains a mystery.