Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day ... Tuesday 14 February 2012 ....
A special day to express your love to the special someone.  The team at Flower Avenue is busy organising and selecting the finest quality flowers to help you express your love and create a special memory this Valentine's Day.  
               Come visit our online store for ideas to show your love ...

How Valentine's Day came about ...... The History of Saint Valentine.

Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II, Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families.

As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome.

The good Saint Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Saint Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off.

Many young people came to the jail to visit him. They threw flowers and notes up to his window. They wanted him to know that they, too, believed in love.

One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. On the day Saint Valentine was to die, he left her a note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty, signed “From your Valentine”.

That note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine’s Day. It was written on the day Saint Valentine died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now every year on this day, people remember Saint Valentine, but most importantly, they think about love.

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