We all know that on Valentine’s Day we celebrate LOVE (oh, such a beautiful word). But have you ever wondered where this tradition is coming from? Where did it start? Well, bare with me and I will reveal for you some fun facts about this love day we all looking forward to celebrate and how could you turn these fun facts into unforgettable activities together with your partner.
1.Birds mating season
Yes, yes, that’s right, birds mating season. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that birds matting seasons began from February 14. Therefore, any good ideas on how could you maintain this tradition together with your partner ? 😉
Fourteenth and fifteenth centuries English and French poets and literatures through their romantic verses, further promoted the concept of linking Valentine’s day with romantic love.
2. The first Valentine card
Did you know that 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular card giving occasion? And everything started in 1415 when Charles, the Duke of Orleans, was imprisoned in the Tower of London, and he wrote and sent a love letter to his wife. Historians also say that Saint Valentine of Rome also sent a letter signed “From your Valentine”, to his sweetheart who was the jailers daughter a day before he was to be executed. This phrase is still popular amongst lovers. (Source: Stvalentinesday)
Wouldn’t be a great idea to re-create the very first love letter, with your own tone voice and send it to your partner? I guess it would made you feel like you are part of history.
In Roman Mythology, Cupid is the God of erotic love and beauty. In popular culture, Cupid is very well known as shooting his bow to inspire and engage romantic love, and therefore an Valentine’s Day icon. In painting and sculpture, Cupid is often portrayed as nude.
So how about a nude painting of yourself, describing the embodiment of Cupid , winged and armed with avow and a quiver of arrows? I bet your partner would be more than happy to hang it on the wall. 😉