Share these five facts with your loved one(s) tonight over the dinner table and be sure to receive additional points from him or her. Why? By telling them some anecdotes about #Valentine
’s day you let’s them know how prepared you’re for this event and thus care about him or her.
Today you might be taking your loved one out for candlelight dinner or a live show. You might also feel the pressure of such a demanding event. Therefore, we are here to ease the passage of connection and romance tonight by educating you on interesting and fun facts about Valentine’s Day.
Fact #1. The historic figure who gave Valentine’s Day its name was Saint Valentine – a #Roman
priest during the reign of Claudius II. This emperor prohibited marriage because single men were better soldiers during war times. Disobeying the #Emperor #Claudus
’ edict priest Valentine performed secret wedding ceremonies. For this, he was jailed and then martyred on February 14 in the year 270 AD. Legend has it that Valentine wrote a love note to the jailor’s daughter with whom he had fallen in love. He signed his letter: “From your Valentine.” So it was St. Valentine himself who became the first valentine in history.
Fact #2. Valentine #cards
have always been an intricate part of the Valentine’s Day festivities. The oldest surviving valentine was written by Charles, the Duke of #Orleans
, who sent it on Valentine’s Day to his wife after being captured in 1415.
Fact #3. Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love. This is a surprising fact as these physicians did not know that dark collocate causes our bodies to metabolize endorphins. These chemicals make us feel good about ourselves and boost our immune system.
Fact #4. In 2012, nearly one billion Valentine cards are were sent the U.S. each year. However, this trend is changing as the traditional mailed cards are gradually being replaced by emails, e-cards, custom-made Valentine videos, or in 2015 even Valentine Android Apps.
Fact #5. There are those who belief the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was then kissed to show their sincerity.
In our times, the text messaging technology added another twist to the X symbol: the letter O – which means a “hug”. So the famous letter string “XOXO” literally means hugs and kisses. Or, in my estimation, text messengers use “XOXO” often to express good friendship, love or desire for the message recipient. In this sense “XOXO” can be considered our modern version of Saint Valentine’s “From your Valentine” signature.
I hope these #five #facts
help making your Valentine’s evening a memorable and express our XOXO to our parents, friends, teachers, tutors, students and users of Tutorz.com. Yes, that’s you!#valentinesday #valentinesday2015 #saintvalentine #XOXO #tutoring #tutorz