-- There are many theories about how Valentine’s Day began and how February 14 became the date that it’s celebrated, but in the 15th century,
started celebrating romantic love on that day every year. France
-- Cupid was known as a handsome young man in Roman mythology and in Greek mythology, where he was named Eros. Painters began portraying him as a cherub like figure later on in history. That image became widespread during the Victorian Era.
-- It’s believed that the first printed Valentine’s Day card was published on
January 12, 1797
by John Fairburn of 146, Minories,
and sent by Catherine Mossday to Mr Brown of London Dover
Place, Kent Road, . London
-- The printing press enabled Valentine’s Day greeting cards to grow in popularity during the Victorian Era. Many of those vintage card designs can be found online.
-- Chocolate became a Valentine’s Day tradition after Richard Cadbury from the Cadbury chocolate company created the first heart-shaped candy box for the holiday in 1861. Today, they’re collectors' items.
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the past.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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