The Heart of Valentine’s Day

Love it or loath it, there is just no getting around it. Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day folks, a day to commemorate ones love to another with chocolate covered strawberries, long stemmed red roses, teddy bears that say ‘I love you,’ bottles of bubbly, and various other heartfelt gifts. But, did you ever stop and ask yourself how this all came to be? And, why name this affection-filled day after a Saint?

Say it with a kiss…

What is a kiss? By definition, it is to touch or press with the lips slightly pursed, and then often to part them and to emit a smacking sound in an expression of affection, love, greeting or reverence.

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