In contemplating what to talk about in regard to V-Day, I considered talking about the origin of the day, or perhaps how it was celebrated in the Regency era. But frankly, there's not a lot of info on Valentine's Day celebrations in the Regency. And the origin of the holiday is under speculation. Not to mention, you can read about St. Valentine and all his possible stories pretty much anywhere on the web, so why rehash?
I did, however, come across The History Chanel's The History of Valentine's Day page in my research and thought I would share the link with you. They do a much better job of talking about the history than I ever could. It has fun stories, games and articles on the rich history of this romantic holiday!
In celebration of this holiday, though, I would love to share with you how my husband and I made our own Valentine history...it was February of 2002, and I was told to pack my bags for a trip. I didn't know where we were going, I just knew it was going to be warmer than NYC. It wasn't until I was handed my ticket at check-in that I knew we were going to Bermuda. I tried not to get my hopes up, but obviously, I was hoping I would get a proposal that week... And I did. On Valentines night, after a beautiful dinner, my [then] fiancee took me out onto our hotel room balcony and asked me to be his wife. And the rest is history... :)
Now I'd love to hear your stories. Do you have a Valentine story that will go down in history? Or do you have an actual historical Valentine anecdote?
-Jerrica, Her Grace of Grammar