In case you've been under a rock or hiding in a cave, today - 14th February - is Valentine's Day! It is a day for the romantics where cards, chocolates, gifts and flowers are exhanged with loved ones, sometimes from mystery admirers... The history of Valentine's Day (according to Wikipedia) is quite interesting, dating back to AD 197 with the Valentine of Rome and the Valentine of Terri, both of whom were martyr's. It wasn't until around 14th and 15th century that there became romantic links to the day. Nowadays in America, Valentine's Day comes second only to Christmas in terms of the number of cards sent, where it is estimated by the US Greeting Card Association that approx 190 million cards are sent each year, which I must admit I find staggering!!

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