Happy Valentine’s Day from Viibrant

Happy Valentine’s Day from Viibrant!

Where did Valentine’s Day originate?

The day gets its name from the famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was. The widely accepted and popular belief is that St. Valentine was a priest from Rome who lived in the third century and is thought to have died around 270 AD.

At the time, Emperor Claudius II had banned marriages as he thought single men made better soldiers. St. Valentine took it upon himself to arrange and perform marriages in secret so couples could still celebrate their love. Unfortunately, the Emperor found out and imprisoned Valentine, sentencing him to death. While imprisoned, Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter and on the day of his execution (February 14th) he sent her a love letter signed ‘from your Valentine.’

Formal messages or valentines, appeared in the 1500s, and by the late 1700s commercially printed cards were being used. The first commercial valentines in the United States were printed in the mid-1800s. Valentines commonly depicts Cupid, the Roman god of love, along with hearts, traditionally the seat of emotion.

We love and appreciate our clients at Viibrant, today and everyday! Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Viibrant!

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