Bad ideas for Valentine’s Day
* Don’t give the same Valentine you gave last year.
* Don’t buy a size too big. When in doubt, buy smaller.
* Don’t forget your wallet for that romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.
* Don’t leave your date alone with your parents, siblings or pet. Too much reality, too soon.
* Don’t give household appliances for Valentine’s Day.
* Don’t give your partner a ring that was meant for someone else. At least get the inscription removed.
Love in bloom
When we give flowers on Valentine’s Day, we follow a tradition that dates back thousands of years.
Folklore tells us, for example, that when Cleopatra gave a feast for Marc Antony, she covered the entire floor with a carpet of fresh roses.
Poets use the connection between love and flowers in their work. In his plays and sonnets, Shakespeare mentions the rose more than 60 times.
Cupid and Valentine’s Day
How did Cupid come to be associated with Valentine’s Day and cards? Cupid, represented by a cherub armed with arrows dipped in a love potion, is a figure of Roman mythology. According to those legends, Cupid is the son of Venus, goddess of love and beauty.