History of St Valentines Day In the city of Rome in the years around 270AD there lived an Emperor named Claudius. He is known in history as Claudius the Cruel. He ordered that no marriagesshould be celebrated and that all engagements must be broken off immediately.
Near his palace was a beautiful temple where the priest Valentine served. The Romans loved him dearly and assembled in the temple to hear his words. Now the good priest Valentine heard of the Emperorscommand and was very sad. When ayoung couple came to the temple, hesecretly united them in marriage infront of the sacred altar.
But, such secrets could not be kept for long inRome. Valentine was dragged from the temple,away from the altar where a young maiden and aRoman youth stood, ready to be married, and thesoldiers took him off to prison.Many asked Claudius to release Valentine butClaudius refused to do so, and in a dungeonValentine languished and died.It was the year 270AD, on the 14th of February.
St. Valentine’s CardsPeople buy or make Valentine Cards andsend them to people they love. Theydon’t sign their cards – you must guesswho sent the cards to you.There are different cards to suit all tastes.
Im so glad,I love youYou love me fineBe myValentine.
Come back my love, Someones still waiting for you.Come back my love, Someone willalways wait for you.
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