Valentines Greetings / January 6, 2019 / Shawn Mcgee
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.
Various types of Cards With the growing popularity of Personalized Valentines Day cards there emerged a host of varieties to express your love in beautiful ways. These heartfelt personal greetings relay love messages in the most elegant manner through pictures and poems. Today this lovers day is celebrated with much pomp and grandeur which includes gifting your loved ones with gifts chocolates teddy bears and card. No matter how expensive a gift you choose for your loved one greeting cards have a significant magic that is quite incomparable. Words touch the heart and make the soul merry. A beautiful greeting can convey a million messages through a few simple words and pictures. There are cards which have a humorous touch with funny words and pictures. Cards with tender words and feelings of deep love acted poetically are also made available today.
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.