How Did My Ancestors Spend Valentine’s Day?

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The day of love is upon us, which means flowers, candy, a card and a romantic evening with our beloved.

                But, how did our ancestors spend valentine’s day?

                While the history of valentine’s has been around for history, by the time of the puritans there were no holidays or celebrations.

                During the 18th and 19th Century, most people were busy working and providing for their families.  Often handmade cards or small tokens would be exchanged. In high society, there may have been a ball or dance to celebrate the day of love.

                By the middle of the 19th Century, mass produced cards were being printed. The holiday began to grow, and Valentine’s Day is now the second largest holiday {behind Christmas} for card giving.

                The holiday has exploded in the last century. Popular gifts include roses, chocolate and jewelry. Valentine’s Day is a popular time for couples to become engaged.

                How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

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