Somehow I missed the history of Valentine's Day. At some point I do remember hearing about a St. Valentine, but I never knew that Valentine was considered, among some, as being a Christian holiday.
Recently I found this video on the History Channel that kind of summed up the history of Valentine's Day. (At the writing of this post, I'm not sure if you will be able to see the video player, but if you can't, please take a moment to view or read the history of this holiday. The video is about 2 minutes long, so it won't take forever. Then, don't forget to come back here and read the rest of the post. Go on now.)
I realize there are many who may feel the sting of the secularized version of Valentine's Day, for different reasons, while there are others who celebrate but think it's overrated. However, I would like to take this week to celebrate ways to show love, whether it be through decorations, crafting, or time spent amongst family and friends. Valentine's Day doesn't have to mean romance. Let's look at it as a time to remember to show love.
I have several friends who have agreed to share some wonderful Valentine ideas with you this week, so stay tuned.