Valentines Greetings / January 5, 2019 / Blanche Durham
In the United States St. Valentines Day is the second largest card giving holiday celebrated. Somewhere in the vicinity of 190 million lovers and friends greeting cards are sent each year. The holiday is said to come to us from ancient Roman Empire times when a priest who was forbidden to perform marriages for the young strapping healthy Roman soldiers defied Roman law and performed the marriages anyway. He was eventually caught and imprisoned and executed. Now thats romantic. Ever since the early 1700s Americans have been sending expression of friendship gratitude and love to those around them. In the early 1800s Esther A. Howland produced the first commercial Valentine greeting cards. And even though receiving a beautiful card is wonderful Americans have demonstrated by their purchases during this winter holiday that candy is still our sentiment of preference. Of all of the gifts and love notes exchanged on Valentines Day the most popular item is candy and for good reason.
People come up with sayings all the time and it is pretty interesting to do. They will underpin any conversation in this regard and more and more people will get to talking about love. They are designed for several reasons and the following are some of the major reasons for sayings. First there are those that will form a basis of great lessons and education to people who are in love. In other words sayings are known to carry a lot of wisdom in them. Many people will just take time to really look at deeper meaning and finally discover that there is a good lesson to it. Valentine greeting card sayings that are funny are used to make people laugh and have a good time. There is nothing like good humor and when it is directed to lovers it can provide great pleasure. Of course the humor must be in good taste.
These are animated to music such as "Trumpeter Swans" in which haunting flute music plays while cherry blossom petals waft across a mountain lake where two swans glide toward each other their necks forming a heart reflected in the still waters. "Peony" featuring a beautiful flower that blossoms and then becomes part of the pattern on a lovely Japanese womans kimono as she stands beside a tranquil lake scene; and "Love Dance" depicting the courtship of two Japanese red-crowned cranes an elegant natural ballet of timeless devotion. Valentines Day a special day for couples in all stages of their relationships is also a day for school children to express their friendships through Valentines Day cards and projects.