Taken from Wikipedia: ‘Saint Valentine is a widely recognized third-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and associated since the High Middle Ages with a tradition of courtly love.’
So what’s with all the cute cuddly teddy bears and huge boxes of chocolates?
And, today my husband received an email message from PayPal to say that there was some money in his PayPal account and, by the way, here’s an offer of 30% off some luxury lingerie. (The message was accompanied with heart symbols.)
What’s all THAT about?
I can remember in my childhood, reading about ‘Valentine’s cards’ that were supposedly sent anonymously to someone you liked and the recipient was left to wonder who the sender of the card was. Even that confused me. But at least it was a simple concept.
But the (overly expensive) red roses, chocolates, teddy bears, diamond necklaces and other ‘stuff’ that’s being shoved in our faces just because it is the month of February, is a little bizarre, don’t you agree?
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