Valentine’s Day. The day of the romantic couple. Sending valentine cards first became fashionable in Great Britain in the 19th century. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have given way to the more mass-produced commercial greeting cards. Esther Howland created and sold the first mass-produced valentines in the United States. The Valentines Day frenzy is hot and furious but no one could suggest it isn’t a moneymaker for greetings card companies and florists alike.
This year my Valentine’s Day plans aren’t going to be spectacular but I’d like my Dearest to know how important she is to me.