Vancouver, B.C., February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day 2017! We wish you a joyful day surrounded by loved ones. What better day to show your loved ones how much they truly mean to you than today?

Valentine’s day is a day dedicated to celebrating relationships and friendships. It’s a day where you can reconnect and honour those you love. Valentine’s day has been a long tradition also referred to as Saint Valentine’s Day and Feast of Saint Valentine. So, how did this day become such a popular cultural and commercial celebration in today’s society?

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Here are a few theories about this popular day!

There are several theories that concern the true origin of Valentine’s Day but the all surround the existence of a man named Valentine or Valentinus. He is continuously described as a romantic individual who believed love is essential in life. The most popular version dates back to the times of the Roman Empire during the reign of Emperor Claudius ll. The story follows a man named Valentine who helped young men wed their loved ones while at the time this was only allowed for older men.

Throughout the course of history, Valentine’s day has developed into a commercial phenomenon, dominating in areas of purchasing flowers, chocolates, and writing lovely cards.  

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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