A valentine is a very special way to tell someone you care. The special someone may be a sweetheart, a friend, a teacher, or your parents. Usually, a valentine has a short rhyme that tells how you feel. One valentine favorite is an old nursery rhyme:

Roses are red, violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet, and so are you.

A valentine also has symbols of love. These can be flowers, doves or cupids. Cupids are chubby little children with wings. They are named for cupid the Roman god of love. A cupid usually has a bow and arrow. It is said that anyone struck in the heart by one of cupid’s arrows will fall in love.

No one knows for sure how Valentine’s Day began… but one of my favorite tales is…

Long ago, people living in England believed that the birds picked their mates on February 14. And so the people chose this day to send messages of love to each other.

It really doesn’t really matter how the custom of sending valentine’s began… whether it was for the Saint’s that were killed on that day or for St. Valentine, when he was cast into jail, and the children him tossed letters into him to let him know they cared or even for the birds. What does matter is that Valentine’s Day is a wonderful chance for you to tell someone how much he or she means to you. And there is one nice thing about a valentine. You don’t have to sign it if you don’t want the person to know who sent it.

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.  ~Author Unknown and Me!

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