Did You Know...
There were at least 3 different Saint Valentines; 2 in late 3rd Century AD - one in Rome & one in what is now Terni - who were both buried on the Via Flaminia in Rome, and the 3rd one from
North Africa. All 3 were martyred on Feb.14.
The first Valentine's days were in 14th century England; it was traditionally believed to be the day that birds paired off to mate. Lovers would exchange notes and call each other 'Valentine'.
The first mass-produced Valentine's cards in the U.S were made of embossed paper lace
shortly after 1847 in Massachusetts.
In ancient Rome, Feb.15 was Lupercalia, celebrating the god of fertility.
So now you know...