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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day – I want to wish a very Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers.



Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

This Day of Love is celebrated annually in the United States on February 14. Some people call this holiday Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine.

Types of Love … 

  1. Philia (φιλία philía) means “affectionate”
  2. Éros (ἔρως érōs) means “love, mostly of the sexual passion”.
  3. Storge (στοργή storgē) means “love, affection” and “especially of parents and children
  4. Agápe (ἀγάπη agápē) means God Love.

Be sure to check out these Valentine’s Day Blog Post!

Who is St. Valentine?

St. Valentine was a Catholic priest who performed marriages for young lovers in secret while Rome was under the rule of Emperor Claudius II, who banned all    marriages and engagements believing that Roman men were unwilling to join the army due to their attachment to wives and families. There are two more patrons named St. Valentine who were martyred in ancient Rome.

Valentine Tid-Bits

  • 190 Million are purchased each year to the tune of $1 billion. According to Hallmark, women purchase 85 percent of them.
  • $2 billion is spent on flowers with 250 million roses produced.
  • $4.3 billion worth of jewelry is sold.
  • $1.7 billion is spent on candy & chocolate.
  • In his 1382 poem, “Parlement of Foules,” English poet Geoffrey Chaucer became the first to connect romance with St. Valentine’s Day.

Tid-bits Source: National Retail Federation (NRF), * The Nielsen Company

How Chocolate Became Tied to Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day have a heart and spare the chocolates! (How Chocolate Became Tied to Valentine's Day)
Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on this day of love. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it’s creamy filled truffles or chocolate pieces with fruit or nut fillings. Have a heart and spare the chocolates!

Valentine’s Day Traditions from around the world

Valentine's Day Traditions from Around the World

Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the globe. Find out how other countries celebrate Valentine’s Day. Come Valentine’s Day, candy, flowers and other gifts are exchanged between sweethearts in one of the many traditions associated with the holiday. For example in a some countries the women give the gifts on this holiday.

Cupid Connected to Love?

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When we think of love and Valentine’s Day we often associate this day with Cupid. But where did this winged creature come about? Just who is this arrow-wielding creature and how did he become associated with this holiday?

Valentine’s Day Quiz

Valentine's Day Quiz Printable Version
Test your knowledge of all things related to the day of love! No fair peeking at the answers either! Also is a printable version too!

February: Fun Facts

February is the shortest month, but there's no definitive answer why. (TF142952)

 February is the shortest month of the year, but many people have no idea why that is. Here are some fun facts about this shortest month of the year.

Penny Date

The Penny Date

Not sure where to go on a date? Try this game … The Penny Date. Allow a penny to tell you which way to turn. You never know where you may end up!

 Two Dollar Bill Blessing

Two Dollar Bill

A story about how you can let a two dollar bill remind you of love.
Types of Love from WikiPedia.
First published February 14, 2017. Last republished or updated February 14, 2018.
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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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