Valentines day was originally a day to honor St. Valentines. Well who was St. Valentines? He was the patron saint of love and he secretly wedded couples when the emperor of Rome cancelled all weddings and engagements in Rome to have a more effective army. When his actions were uncovered, he was brutally beaten and killed. February 14 was set as a day to honor him, but was not celebrated until the Middle Ages. And card giving didn’t start until the 18th century! So what you can think of now when you hear Valentines Day (roses, romantic dinners, cards etc.), are not even traditions! I hope you learned some things about Valentines Day from this post.