History of Valentine’s day 

Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of February between lovers, mostly with cards, flowers and or chocolate. It’s celebrated in countries all around the whole world and it’s all in the name of St.Valentine. This started off as a Pagan ritual.

Who is or was St.Valentine and where did these traditions come from?

This is generally thought to be an ancient Roman ritual which is shrouded in mystery, so we will never know the whole truth.  There were three priests in the Roman Catholic Church that were called Valentine and all were martyred by Claudius ll. He decided that single men made better soldiers than married men, therefore banning marriage for young men. Valentine seeing the injustice in this decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young couples in secret. When he was found out, he was put to death. This is one theory.

Valentines Day is celebrated in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Australia and Mexico to name but a few countries. This all started to become popular around the 17th century. This has grown so much over the centuries, that Valentines Day is considered to be the second busiest card sending holiday after Christmas.

What nicer way is there than making your own Valentines card. This is much more personal than going to your local shop and buying a card, plus it’s a lot of fun designing your own card.

Get inspired and download your free template and make your own Valentine’s card for someone special.

Happy Valentines Day!

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