There are many stories behind the origination of Valentine’s Day. Each is centered on Saint
Valentine and his belief in the everlasting love between two people.
Valentine’s Day was originated from a Cat
holic martyr named Saint Valentine who lived in the3
century in Rome, Italy. Valentine was a priest who defied Emperor Claudius II rule againstallowing soldiers to marry, as they were more valuable without a wife or children. Soldiers stillwanted to marry however, and Valentine was one of the only priests who would continuemarrying them. He was caught disobeying the laws of Emperor Claudius II and Valentine was putto death.While the truth behind this legend is uncertain, there are some who believe that Saint Valentine isalso responsible for sending the first valentine while incarcerated in prison. Valentine might have
fallen in love with the jailer’s daughter and s
ent her his declaration of love which would havebeen the first valentine ever sent.
is considered Valentine’s Day as it is believed to be the day Saint Valentine was put
to death under Emperor Claudius II.
Historically, sending valentine cards has always represented a declaration of love from oneperson to another. In 1415, one of the first valentines was sent by Charles the Duke of Orleans to