According to the History Channel website: HISTORY OF VALENTINE’S DAY
Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.
According to the U.S. Greeting Card Association an estimated 190 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. It is very common on this day for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes and gifts. By 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology.
That's 114 years plus year old technology and it's time to change with the times.
Here is my Valentine's Day card / video going out to all. It is a few favorite photos put to the music of one of my favorite songs by Jack Johnson, "Better Together".
Better Together in Chicago!
Video available on Facebook or YouTube link below:
Happy Valentine's Day Chicago! Facebook Video HEREFull size image link here on Facebook YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE PREVIOUS COLUMNS:
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