Valentine is just around the corner. I can already feel it!
Everywhere I go, people can’t just stop talking about it. On the TV, Radio, Social Media… everywhere, the topic is Valentine, Valentine, Valentine! Truly, the excitement is in the air.
But the question I want to ask today is this: What does Valentine mean to you?
Before you answer that question, let me share with you some interesting facts about Valentine I learnt recently.
♥ Teachers receive the most Valentine’s cards, followed by children, mothers and wives
♥ In medieval times girls would eat unusual foods to make them dream of their future husbands and some believed that the first man that an unmarried woman saw on 14th February would be her future husband
♥ If you’re missing your loved ones on Valentine’s Day and want to say hi on the telephone, you can thank Alexander Graham Bell. It was on Valentine’s Day in 1876, he applied for a patent for the telephone.
♥ We knew that chocolate was pretty powerful but we had no idea how much doctors believed in it. Physicians in the 1800s used to prescribe patients a dose of chocolate to cure the pangs of lost love
♥ The saying “wear your heart on your sleeve” began with a Valentine’s Day tradition. In the middle Ages, young men and women would pull out paper hearts from a bowl with a name on it and claim that person as their Valentine. The person’s name they chose would be pinned to their sleeves for a week
Do you have any fact about Valentine’s Day to add to this list? What does Valentine mean to you?