Basics of Saint Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day only comes once each year - but the love, passion and romance described can be enjoyed every day. Make a commitment to try something romantic at least once a week!

What Is Valentine's Day?
Some say the roots of Valentine's Day are with Saint Valentine, a Roman who was killed for his faith on February 14, 269 A.D. St. Valentine's Day happened to fall on the Roman festival of Lupercalia, a Roman festival of wolves in which men and women would choose partners for the day and celebrate fertility.

Over the centuries, February 14th has become firmly associated with love, romance and sweethearts in every country around the world. There are many traditions involved with Valentine's Day. In most countries it is a traditional day to become engaged. In Italy, it's a day when men and women listen to music together and share poetry. In Victorian England, elaborate Valentine's Day cards were shared with family and friends. In Germany, flowers were definitely expected!

The key to a tradition is that it comes from the heart. Valentine's Day is NOT about expensive jewelry or $100 bouquets of hot-house roses. It is about showing someone you really care, and that you have made or found a present for them that only your intimate knowledge of their personality could have known about. It's about that connection between two people, a connection that money can't buy.

History and Background
The History of Saint Valentine's Day
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Ideas for Celebrating
Celebrating Valentine's Day On your Own
Celebrating Valentine's Day with Same-Sex Friends
Celebrating Valentine's Day with an Opposite-Sex Friend
Celebrating Valentine's Day with a High School Sweetheart
Celebrating Valentine's Day if you're an Adult
Celebrating Valentine's Day Long Distance
Valentine's Day Traditions Around the World

Gift Ideas
Great ideas for FREE Valentine's Day gifts
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Cool Themes
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Fun On Line Information
Print Fun Love Coupons
Send an Online Love Letter to a Female
Send an Online Love Letter to a Male
Top 10 Things to Avoid on Valentine's Day

Poetry, Quotes, Flowers and Gems
Love Poetry
Love Quotes
The Meaning of Flowers
The Meaning of Gems

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