Valentines Day

By: Destiny Trent

History behind valentines Day

Three hundred years after the death of Jesus Christ, the Roman emperors still demanded that everyone believe in the Roman gods. Valentine, a Christian priest, had been thrown in prison for his teachings. On February 14, Valentine was beheaded, not only because he was a Christian, but also because he had performed a miracle. He supposedly cured the jailer's daughter of her blindness. The night before he was executed, he wrote the jailer's daughter a farewell letter, signing it "From Your Valentine." Another legend tells us that this same Valentine, well-loved by all, received notes to his jail cell from children and friends who missed him.

History Of Flowers On Valentines Day

The history of giving your loved one Valentine's Day flowers comes from the old-fashioned custom of sending floral bouquets to pass on non-verbal messages. Introduced in the 18th century by Charles II of Sweden, each flower had a specific meaning attached to it, making it possible to have an entire conversation using only flowers. Today, people continue to send flowers on special occasions or to express sentiments of love and admiration.

The average American Floral Valentine's Day Client

While most Americans plan to stick to traditions 64.5% of male say they’ll take their significant other to dinner, 60.3% will give flowers, and 41.2% will give chocolates. 1,235 Americans, age 18 and over between January 10 and January 13, 2014. 59% plan to celebrate Valentine's Day.