Did you know that Valentine’s day was rooted in a festival called Lupercalia in pagan Rome? It involved abusing women and engaging in some sort of sexual lottery. I guess that sounds romantic to some people.
And how did the image of a naked baby flying around and shooting arrows at people become a symbol of love? That's more like a scene out of a horror movie.
Years ago, I told my wife that I preferred not to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The next year, after I moved back into the house, I brought her some flowers. Go along to get along, right?
Valentine’s Day Trivia
When sugar and candy were rationed during World War II, flowers became the preeminent gift for Valentine’s Day.
Americans spend about $13 billion annually to celebrate Valentine's Day.