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Valentines Day.

 

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Is it just me???

Valentines Day years ago (from what I remember anyway) always used to be about couples in love. Whether they were just ‘going out’, engaged or married. I never received a card or a present from my parents and we didn’t give our parents any cards or gifts for Valentines Day.

I’m seeing more and more these days Valentines Day becoming more involved with ……. well just about everyone.

Here is a paragraph from Wikipeida on the topic of Valentines Day (You can see the full page here):

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).

Traditionally Valentines Day has only been a day for couples, yet these days it seems to be involving everyone.

So, is it just me or has Valentines Day lost it’s real meaning and become a very commercialised event? I’d like to know your thoughts x

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