Saint Valentine’s Day was established in 496 AD to honor one or more early Christian saints named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages, and by the fifteenth century, it had become a day in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, notes or other symbols of devotion.
Today Valentine’s Day celebrates all types of love and friendship, and cards and gifts are exchanged by people of all ages. Symbols of Valentine’s Day include hearts, cupids, flowers (especially roses) and the colors red and pink.
Valentine’s Day — Here’s a page of links to sites with more information and ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day.