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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day

Printers had already begun producing a limited number of cards with verses and sketches, called "mechanical valentines." Paper Valentines became so popular in England in the early 19th century that they were assembled in factories. Fancy Valentines were made with real lace and ribbons, with paper lace introduced in ...

www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693152/the-dark-origins-of-valentines-day

Feb 13, 2011 ... Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the ancient Romans had bloodier, drunker and more naked notions to mark the occasion.

www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day

Find out more about the history of History of Valentine's Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

www.history.com/topics/valentines-day

Find out more about Valentine's Day, including the story of its origin, symbols, and traditions. Get all the facts on History.com.

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surely approves of St. Valentine's Day, the holiday for lovers to exchange gifts— right? Do not be so certain. Do not assume anything. Do not even take this article's word for it. Go to history books and encyclopedias. Go to the Bible. Then you will know the real truth behind St. Valentine's Day. And you will know what God ...

elev8.hellobeautiful.com/576615/what-is-the-true-meaning-behind-st-valentines-day-2

Simple explanation of the true meaning of Valentine's day.

www.cbn.com/spirituallife/ChurchandMinistry/churchhistory/st_valentine_the_real_story.aspx

Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance. That's what Valentine's day is all about, right? Well, maybe not. The origin of this holiday for the expression of love really isn't romantic at all -- at least not in the traditional sense. Father Frank O'Gara of Whitefriars Street Church in Dublin, Ireland, tells the real story of the man behind  ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/13/valentines-day-bloody-history_n_4768652.html

Feb 13, 2014 ... The real history of Valentine's Day is not comprised of roses, chocolates and pretty cards. Instead, crime, imprisonment and execution are at the genesis of our modern day love fest, dating back to the man whose martyrdom may have inspired the holiday. There were reportedly three early Christian saints ...

www.biblestudy.org/basicart/what-is-true-origin-of-valentines-day.html

Where did we get the customs and symbols of Valentine's Day? What is their TRUE origin?