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OT- St. Valentine's Day edition, 02-11-2011




So, they say that one of the 14 St Valentines was the first St. Valentine.

And then there is all sorts of stuff about the Romans and Lupercalia and mid-February.

Paper valentines began to be exchanged in the 5th century, with a real peak in popularity in the Victorian era.

Esther Howland is credited with the commercial American valentine industry, and the Greeting Card industry now hands out a Esther Howland Award for greeting card visionaries.

Personally, I have never really understood the allure of Valentine's day-- aside from the spike in the availability of cinnamon candy

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