Pretty Sure Valentine's Day is Our Fault

We did it.

Valentine’s Day was imported by, no surprise, the British in about 1847 when the first paper lace heart was delivered to an unsuspecting woman who in turn cried, “but I have nothing for you!”

In the second half of the 20th century, the practice of giving gifts along with cards became popular. Roses and chocolates were the most commonly exchanged Valentine's Day Gifts and were usually given by man to the woman which absolved her of gift giving pressure while transferring all the responsibility to make February 14 the best.day.ever. To the male.  Thanks 19th century British settlers.

 Around 1980's diamond industry began to promote Valentine's Day as an occasion to gift fine jewelry.  And here we are.   

Dinner, dancing or a card, it’s a fun time of the year to tell not only your significant other, but all the people in your life that you love and cherish them.

 For more information about Valentine’s Day

http://www.stvalentinesday.org/valentines-day-in-us.html