01-14-2014, 08:18 PM
Traditionally, young girls in the U.S. and the U.K. believed they could tell what type of man they would marry depending on the type of bird they saw first on Valentineís Day. If they saw a blackbird, they would marry a clergyman, a robin redbreast indicated a sailor, and a goldfinch indicated a rich man. A sparrow meant they would marry a farmer, a blue bird indicated a happy man, and a crossbill meant an argumentative man. If they saw a dove, they would marry a good man, but seeing a woodpecker meant they would not marry at all.
01-14-2014, 08:20 PM
Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love.
01-14-2014, 08:21 PM
The first recorded Valentine was sent February 1415 by the English duke of Orleans. He sent of love letter to his wife from his jail cell in the Tower of London after the Battle of Agincourt. It is currently on display in the British Museum.
01-14-2014, 08:25 PM
01-15-2014, 12:11 AM
a box of chocolates and roses..I love it!!
01-15-2014, 12:32 AM
01-15-2014, 01:20 AM
Commercially, Valentine cards didnít appear in England until almost the 1800s, though handmade cards had been popular for some time.
01-15-2014, 01:21 AM
01-15-2014, 01:30 AM
In 1653, English puritanical leader Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Realm and, subsequently banned St. Valentineís Day customs. Valentineís Day wasnít observed again until Stuart King Charles II was restored to the English throne in 1660.
01-15-2014, 01:32 AM