Before there was Hallmark, there was a real St. Valentine, did you know? The long and short of it is this. Catholic priest. Married couples in private. Emperor Claudius found out and imprisoned him. Valentine made the mistake of trying to convert Claudius. Off with the head on February 14. There are a few Valentine legends, one being he penned a note to the jailer’s daughter (whose sight he restored) and signed it “Your Valentine”…thus the beginning of valentine cards. Who knew?
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!